Recycle for Scotland

What is Recycle Week?

06 APR 20 | 2 minute read

Recycle Week is a national celebration of recycling, taking place every September.

Recycle Week 2020

Recycle Week aims to get Scotland recycling at more. The week reminds people of commonly forgotten about items, offers hints and tips on how to make recycling easier and raises awareness of the environmental impact.

Discover more about what's happening this year.

Previous Recycle Week campaigns...

Waste Warriors: reinforcing the important role that everyone has in fighting the on-going waste battle by motivating action. 

Take action on plastics: encouraging people to recycle more plastic bottles and food packaging to help keep this waste stream out of the sea and ground. 

Recycle week previous campaigns

Food waste recycling: raising awareness of the importance of food waste recycling as Scotland works towards a target of reducing food waste by a third by 2025, to help combat the climate emergency. 

The food waste in general household waste bins is taken to landfill, where it produces destructive greenhouse gases like methane, which is much more damaging to the environment than carbon dioxide and is helping to drive climate change.