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Festive Tour of Recycling and Waste
December 4 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
A festive reduce, reuse, recycle roadshow will be visiting venues across the Island from Monday 12 November.
The tour will take in venues such as supermarkets, libraries and town centres and is aimed at encouraging recycling and reducing waste over the Christmas period.
“Most of the Island’s residents recycle so the aim of this tour is to encourage those who want to do more but are not sure how to, to think differently about the festive period and reduce, reuse and recycle,” said Councillor Michael Murwill, Cabinet member for waste management.
“The tour will have a whole host of tips and advice to help residents, from choosing non-glittery cards which can be recycled to planning the festive food menu more effectively and using leftovers in a creative way to limit waste.”
The events have been organised to remind people how to recycle what they can and what to do with items such as broken Christmas decorations, glittery wrapping paper and cards, which cannot be recycled.
The shows will also focus on reducing food waste by giving recipe ideas on using up leftover Christmas food such as turkey, vegetables, desserts and cheese, in addition to giving handy tips on how to make food last longer.
Visitors to any of the roadshows can pick up a handy leaflet with all the information inside or can download a poster and recipe card at www.iwight.com/waste under the ‘Bins, recycling and rubbish’ tab.
Information will also be put out on the council’s Facebook and Twitter channels.
Paul Southall, Amey account manager for the Island, said: “Many of us generate excess waste over Christmas which often means items that are non-recyclable, such as broken Christmas decorations, polystyrene or foil wrapping paper, can end up in recycling bins as people think they are doing it correctly. The information events will offer help and guidance on getting it right over Christmas and the new year.
“Every company or organisation we have spoken to have been fantastic in their support and we are also working with the ferry companies to specifically speak to commuters and family visitors to the Island who may not know how our recycling service works on the Island.”