In 2018, Global Recycling Day saw over 13 million people take part in recycling awareness and celebrating initiatives across the world. This year, the theme is “Recycling into the Future”, focusing on the importance and power of youth, innovation and education in ensuring a brighter future for the planet.
On the 18th March, official Global Recycling Day events will take place in numerous cities around the world, details of which will be announced 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.
Founding President of Global Recycling Foundation, Ranjit Baxi, says: “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.
“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.”