Brits Urged to Clean Up Their Act During Recycling Week

Recycling Week

Sustainable packaging initiative, Beyond the Box, has teamed up with paper-based artist Paperboyo to encourage even more Britons to get behind recycling during  Recycle Week last week (21st – 27th September 2020).

These images were specially-created to raise awareness during recycling week, they depict two cardboard cut-outs clearing up picturesque natural landscapes. These images were unveiled alongside new data revealing that 24% of Brits have witnessed others littering in public [1], and 53% have knowingly thrown away packaging that could be recycled themselves [2].

Beyond the Box spokesperson, Andy Barnetson explains: “The recent images of litter abandoned on our beaches and UK beauty spots have been startling and a stark reminder that, while many of us are making positive strides to look after the environment, there’s more to be done.

“This all starts with making simple, sustainable choices, whether that’s making recycling a priority this Recycle Week, or choosing sustainable packaging materials like cardboard, which is recyclable, renewable and reusable and has the best UK recycling record of any packaging material.

“These new, intricately-crafted images created by Paperboyo will remind us all that sustainability can’t be swept under the rug. In fact, we all have an important responsibility to make sustainable behaviour a priority and keep our beautiful British beaches, countryside, towns and cities spotless.”

Swanline Group offers a broad range of innovative, high performance, sustainable paper-based materials for the packaging, point-of-sale and sign & display sectors.

“Sustainability has always been at the heart of everything Swanline does,” states CEO Nick Kirby “Whether that’s our sustainable, FSC certified materials, investing in CorrBoard Bioenergy (the world’s first sustainable energy generation facility fuelled by organic waste to provide heat and power for the manufacture of corrugated sheet board) or planning for our range to be completely plastic free.”

Recycle week gives everyone a chance to think more about their recycling habits, and the changes that they can make to make the world a more sustainable place. Help spread the word about the importance of recycling, use #RecycleWeek on social media and find out more about recycling here.