Recycling road show

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A recycling road show will visit Brechin as part of Angus Council’s support of a national campaign highlighting the benefits of recycling.

On Saturday, February 11, the road show will visit the Lidl Store on Commerce Street.

Recycling experts from the council will be in attendance along with the Scottish Government campaign team members to share local expert recycling knowledge and answer questions.

The event marks the start of a two-month campaign to encourage the Scottish public to recycle more recyclable items more often.

Appearing on television, radio, outdoor posters and online, the campaign features lively, memorable characters that have been created from boxes, cartons, bottles and cans, all representing resources that can come back again and again as useful everyday items.

Scottish households help save councils more than £20 million each year by putting recyclable items in their kerbside recycling collections, rather than in their bins to be landfill.

This includes 410 million metal cans, which is an incredible amount, but is still less than half of the total cans sold, with the rest being sent to landfill.

A spokesperson for Angus Council said:

“Encouraging people to recycle more helps us tackle climate change. It avoids materials decaying in landfill and releasing greenhouse gases.

“Recycling uses less energy, and creates fewer emissions, than if we produced materials from scratch.

“Recycling also helps to conserve our valuable resources and supports jobs in the sector, including collection, processing and manufacturing.”

The Scottish Government’s Zero Waste Plan aims to have 70% of all waste recycled by 2025.

This means all of us need to recycle more and throw away less