BUDDIES will be urged to give items a ‘second shot at life’ when a popular roadshow rolls into town.
It’s hoped the Scottish Government’s recycling initiative will encourage people to recycle more items, more often.
The roadshow takes place at The Paisley Centre on Monday, January 24, and again the following day.
It then moves on to Braehead Shopping Centre in Renfrew on Wednesday, January 26.
The event will introduce the public to a wide range of items that can be recycled, provide top tips on how to recycle more and highlight the local recycling facilities available, which can be located through the new www.sort-it.org.uk website.
The roadshow is part of the Scottish Government’s recycling campaign, which was launched at the start of December.
It features lively, memorable characters that have been created from boxes, cartons, bottles and cans – each with animated eyes and their own personality.
Each character represents an item that is recyclable and will hopefully encourage people to think twice about throwing things away that could be recycled and given another life.
With an estimated 13 billion plastic bottles chucked out in the UK each year, huge amounts of recyclable waste is unnecessarily being sent to landfill. This is not sustainable and leads to a loss of valuable resources.
That’s why the Scottish Government has set ambitious targets in its Zero Waste Plan for Scotland.
The aim is to have 40 per cent of household waste recycled or composted this year, increasing to 50 per cent by 2013 and 70 per cent by 2025.
Visit www.sort-it.org.uk for more details of dates and locations for roadshows in your area and the location of your nearest recycling facilities.