Global Recycling Day 2020 to focus on recycling heroes

Global Recycling Day 2020 to focus on recycling heroes

The Bureau of International Recycling’s Global Recycling Day will highlight people, places and activities making a difference in recycling.

November 11, 2019

The Global Recycling Foundation, London, has announced that the theme for the third Global Recycling Day, which will take place on March 18, 2020, will be “Recycling Heroes.” The Global Recycling Foundation wants to recognize people, places and activities that showcase the important role recycling plays in creating an environmentally stable planet. 

According to a news release from the Global Recycling Foundation, a worldwide social media search and competition will be launched in January with the goal of recognizing some of these heroes.

Global Recycling Day was created to celebrate the importance that recycling plays in preserving the earth’s primary resources, including water, air, coal, oil, natural gas and minerals. Aiming to bring people together and champion ways to put the planet first, Global Recycling Day highlights the need to consider recyclable materials as resources rather than waste. 

Launched in 2018, Global Recycling Day has reached more than 600 million people across the world through activities and media hits in 2018 and 2019, with a target to reach 1 billion people by 2020. It has been accompanied by about 50 Global Recycling Day events in six continents across the globe, BIR reports.

“Through focusing on recycling heroes, the Global Recycling Foundation will encourage the world to look at the positive impact that individuals, communities and businesses are having on the future of our world, as well as highlight what still needs to be done. Recycling heroes surround us every day, from the big names such as Greta Thunberg and Leonardo DiCaprio to the unknown heroes, like a couple from the U.K. who built a recycling center on their driveway to inspire their local community to recycle unusual items,” says Ranjit Baxi, founding president of the Global Recycling Foundation. “In 2020, the Global Recycling Foundation wants to showcase all of these heroes, big and small, as well as cities, such as Ljubljana, and businesses who are championing innovative recycling practices around the world.”