Recycling roadshow on tour in Aberdeenshire

The Scottish Government’s recycling road show visits Aberdeenshire this month, to encourage people to recycle more and give recyclable items another life.

The roadshow will be at the Asda store, Muir End Road, Portlethan today (Thursday), to remind the public of the wide range of items that can be recycled, provide top tips on how to recycle more and give details of the recycling collections and facilities available in the local area. There will also be an opportunity to take part in a fun, interactive Rapid Recycler game, challenging the public to recycle as many items as they can in 60 seconds, saving them from landfill. The events will be supported by Aberdeenshire Council and a local Waste Adviser will be on hand to answer questions about recycling. The road show events are part of the Scottish Government’s 2012 recycling campaign, which launched on the January 30, to encourage the Scottish public to recycle more recyclable items, more often.

Encouraging people to recycle more helps us tackle climate change. It avoids materials decaying in landfill and releasing greenhouse gases. Recycling also uses less energy, and creates fewer emissions, than if we produced materials from scratch. The Scottish Government has set ambitious targets for recycling in its Zero Waste Plan - the aim is to have 70% of all waste recycled by 2025. To encourage people to do more, the campaign features memorable characters that have been created from boxes, cartons, bottles and cans.