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Recycling Week roadshow to help residents become more eco-friendly comes to Romford this weekend

PUBLISHED: 17:00 28 September 2017

Thre days of recycling workshops are taking place in Havering as part of Recycling Week. Photo: Recycling Week

Thre days of recycling workshops are taking place in Havering as part of Recycling Week. Photo: Recycling Week

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A recycling roadshow hoping to help Havering residents get to grips with proper recycling habits is in town for the next two days.

As part of national Recycling Week, stalls set up in South Street, the marketplace and Romford’s Tesco Extra from today until Saturday will be aiming to help residents learn a bit more about how their recycling benefits the entire planet.

For example, recycling just 20 plastic bottles could repurpose enough material to make a football shirt for your favourite football club.

Ali Moore, Recycle for London campaign manager, said: ““When it comes to recycling, what goes around really does come around.

“Recycling just a few more items from around the home can make a real difference, and we want to show Londoners all the great outcomes of their recycling efforts.

“It’s easy to make recycling part of your routine – just putting a recycling bag or bin in your bathroom or bedroom can help make it become second nature.”

The campaign is also being supported by City Hall.

Deputy Mayor for environment and energy, Shirley Rodrigues, said: “The Mayor is fully committed to helping Londoners increase recycling and this campaign highlights just how beneficial reducing waste and reusing items can be.

“The majority of our household items can be put to good use and we want to make it as easy as possible for all Londoners to access simple local recycling services, as we work towards a 65 per cent recycling rate by 2030.”

For information and advice on recycling in your local area, visit www.recycleforlondon.com




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