Global Recycling Day – 18th March 2022

Global Recycling Day was created in 2018 to recognise the importance recycling plays in preserving the future of our planet. The Global Recycling Foundation believe that recycling is a global issue and to think of the planet as resources, not waste.

Severn Trent Services implement a similar ethos with our sewage treatment works, where all general waste, metals, dry screened waste, and timber are disposed of separately. We also ask waste disposal services about their carbon reduction targets and plans to ensure they align with our sustainability values.

The theme of Global Recycling Day 2022 is #RecyclingHeroes, to recognise the people, places and activities that showcase what an important role recycling plays in contributing to an environmentally stable planet and a greener future which will benefit all.

The mission of Global Recycling Day, as set out by the Global Recycling Foundation, is twofold:

  1. To tell world leaders that recycling is simply too important not to be a global issue, and that a common, joined up approach to recycling is urgently needed.
  2. To ask people across the planet to think resource, not waste, when it comes to the goods around us – until this happens, we simply won’t award recycled goods the true value and repurpose they deserve.

Severn Trent is committed to being an environmentally friendly company, but we’re aware we can all do more. So be a Recycling Hero and do what you can to help.