The Big Recycle transforms into Recycle Now Week

June 2, 2007 at 12:02 pm

Recycle Now Week, a major annual campaign encouraging recycling across the UK, runs from 2nd – 8th June 2007. Formally “The Big Recycle”, the initiative is organised and funded by WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) in partnership with materials recycling organisations British Glass, Corus, Novelis and Recoup.

This year’s theme is transformation, with householders being urged to transform behaviour by making a long-term commitment to recycling and transform households, schools, offices and streets into recycling hot-spots. The public is also being encouraged to discover how waste can be transformed into a range of useful and beautiful objects, from fashion to furniture.

TV star Denise Van Outen is backing the 2007 campaign, putting the glamour into green-living by spreading the message that recycling has never been more in vogue. She teamed up with ethical fashion designer Gary Harvey to launch the week by modelling a series of recycled outfits. The collection includes a “technicolour dream dress” made from recycled packaging and a ball gown made from second-hand jeans.

Road-shows, workshops and competitions will take place up and down the country to mark the event. Go to the Recycle Now website to find out what’s on near you.

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