The Global Recycling Foundation is asking children across the world to make better recycling practices one of their 2019 New Year’s resolutions, in anticipation of its second Global Recycling Day, 18 March 2019. A list of seven recycling promises to become a global recycling citizen has been created and will be available in more languages soon. Families, schools and youth orientated clubs are being invited to download and share, from the Global Recycling Day website (see link below). These promises allow children to think about how they can be more involved in creating good recycling habits from a young age. Youth and education are key pillars of Global Recycling Day’s 2019 theme “Recycling into the Future” which was announced in October. Global Recycling Day 2019 will focus on the power of youth, education and innovation in ensuring a brighter future for the planet. The list reflects hot topics in the recycling industry, from single use plastics to climate change and the circular economy.
Children are being asked to join a worldwide movement in the build up to Global Recycling Day 2019, and consider themselves as global recycling citizens, blazing a trail for a more sustainable future and a healthier planet.
Due to the success of Global Recycling Day 2018 with over 13 million people across the world taking part in celebrations of the initiative, the Global Recycling Foundation was launched by the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) in October 2018. BIR is the global federation of the recycling industry, representing the interests of major recycling companies and national associations from 70 countries worldwide. A key BIR objective is to promote recycling globally – showcasing its benefits to industry, policy makers and the wider community.
The Global Recycling Foundation will run as an independent organisation, overseeing and funding Global Recycling Day 2019, taking place on 18th March, as well as other educational programmes, awareness projects and innovation initiatives which focus on the sustainable and inclusive development of recycling. Global Recycling Day is an international initiative aimed at raising awareness of the need to recycle in preserving the future of the planet.
Global Recycling Foundation website: https://www.globalrecyclingday.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/How-can-I-Be-A-Global-Recycling-Citizen-A3-Infographic-FINAL.pdf