Recycling
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With less than two months to go until the second annual Global Recycling Day on 18 March 2019, the Global Recycling Foundation is bringing cities and organisations together from across the world to encourage everyone to recognise the role we can all play in improving the circular economy.

In 2018, Global Recycling Day saw over 13 million people take part in recycling awareness and celebrating initiatives across the world.

The Founding President of the Global Recycling Foundation, Ranjit Baxi, said: “The success of the first Global Recycling Day in 2018 showed just how many millions of people across the world are willing to support recycling.

“We now want to spread the message further and make sure that the importance of better recycling practices is at the forefront of everyone’s minds.

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On 18 March 2019, official Global Recycling Day events will take place in numerous cities around the world with details expected soon.

Organisations in these cities will work with schools and young people to raise awareness of recycling through special events and competitions, as well as asking individuals to make a pledge to change their recycling habits, with more exciting initiatives to be launched in the coming weeks.

The world is encouraged to join in across social media channels using the hashtag #GlobalRecyclingDay.

“The second Global Recycling Day will allow the Global Recycling Foundation to communicate with young people globally, ensuring they know of the positive impact they can have on the future of the planet and the preservation of our natural resources. The future is in our hands and together we can make a difference,” said Baxi.