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Wastecyle to quiz public on recycling during National Recycling Week

It’s the last day of National Recycling Week, which has the theme of “Recycling. We do. Because it matters”, with organisers challenging people to recycle more.

The East Midlands' leading recycling company, Wastecycle, is using the week to find out just how aware people are about the meanings of the symbols displayed on packaging in the belief that a lot of us simply don't know what the recycling symbols mean.

"We know that people generally understand the importance of recycling, however we are not so convinced the public are aware of what they can and cannot place in their recycling bins based on the labels on their packaging,” says Paul Clements, Commercial Director at Wastecycle. “So, we've put together a short survey to find out. It's online and runs throughout National Recycling Week. Everyone who enters will also be put into a prize draw to win a high street shopping voucher.”

To take part in the survey, visit and answer the simple questions to test your knowledge. 

This year, the emergence of the amount of plastic waste being produced and its impact on the environment has put recycling in the front of the public's minds.

Organised by WRAP, National Recycling is in its 15th year and is a celebration of recycling, which aims to encourage people to recycle more by demonstrating the benefits of recycling items from all around the home.

Established in 1998, Wastecycle has grown rapidly and today is the leading resource management and recycling company in the East Midlands. The company uses the latest technologies to help over 3,000 businesses improve resource efficiency and reduce their operating costs by increasing recycling and decreasing carbon emissions. The firm processes more than 500,000 tonnes of commercial, construction and domestic waste and materials each year, of which, over 97% is recycled and recovered.

For more information about National Recycling Week, please visit and to find out about Wastecycle.

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