Recycle week September 12-18

Zero Waste Scotland is calling on competitive Scots to take part in an attempt to set an official Guinness World Record for recycling, as part of a national week to encourage people to recycle more things, more often.

The record attempt – which will be for the fastest sort of 200 mixed items into recycling containers – is one of a whole host of action and events taking place across Scotland during Recycle Week, from September 12-18. Recycle Week encourages people to get savvy with their waste and find out how they can pick up and perfect their recycling habits. Scotland’s household recycling rate is almost 43%, which is a great achievement, but people need to do more to reach the national target of recycling 70% by 2025.

The record attempt, open to the public, will take place at St Enoch Centre in Glasgow on Saturday, 10 September.

Further events throughout the country can be found at If you are not sure what can be recycled in your area use the postcode locator on the recycle for Scotland website to find out what you can recycle

Look out for #RecycleWeekScot on Twitter.