Global Recycling Day inspires events across the world

Global Recycling Day inspires events across the world

Cities in Europe, Africa and US to host fashion shows, cleanups and workshops.


Global Recycling Day March 18 has inspired a host of events and initiatives across the world to raise awareness of the importance of this year’s theme “Recycling into the Future” for the well-being of the planet. The Global Recycling Foundation will be collaborating with various organizations across the globe with events and activities ranging from school fun days to fashion shows and art exhibitions.

Below is insight into some of the planned events and initiatives for Global Recycling Day 2019:

Brussels, Belgium

The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) is working with member organizations, including the Belgian National Associations, to carry out various activities in Brussels. 

Delhi, India

The Inland Importers and Consumers Association (IICA) is organizing a celebration of Global Recycling Day for more than 2,000 children, including workshops, discussions and a lunch. 

The Tinna Group is also working with The British School in New Delhi and an orphanage to raise awareness of Global Recycling Day. 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Bureau of Middle East Recycling (BMR) plans to organize various activity in Dubai to promote Global Recycling Day. 

Durban, South Africa

The Department of Environment in South Africa is planning to organize an exhibition on recycling and invite local school children in Durban to view it. The aim is to educate children and young people on recycling and how they can contribute to the circular economy.

Lagos, Nigeria

U-Recycle, an organization that educates local children on recycling, is planning a fashion show with clothes made from recycled materials, a fun fair in the city, an art exhibition partnering with local schools and will host a series of recycling games, such as an obstacle course. 

London, United Kingdom

The Global Recycling Day team will be at Carnaby Street March 18 encouraging individuals to take part in the #RecyclingGoals challenge. The activity aims to educate consumers in the area and local school children about the importance of recycling to help protect the planet’s future.

The Forest School in London will also be conducting a litter pick up for students to educate them on the importance of recycling.

Middleburg, South Africa

Illy B's Environmental Education and Sustainability Awareness charity will be organizing a host of events for school children in Middleburg, including gathering plastic bottles, educating children on recycling as well as a ‘fun day’ that took place on 22nd February 2019, where children wore hats made of recycled goods. 

Paris, France

FEDEREC will plan various activities in Paris, as well as launching a social media campaign promoting the second life of recycled objects.

Rotherham, U.K.

British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) will organize a metal collection for local schools in Rotherham to help raise funds for the schools. BMRA will also educate school children on Global Recycling Day through presentations, as well as inviting them to take part in quizzes.

Sao Paolo, Brazil

Exposucata, Latin America’s waste and recycling event organizers, will be working with local schools in Sao Paolo to promote Global Recycling Day, as well as the #RecyclingGoals challenge.

Seoul, South Korea

Recycling activist Yong Lee is heading up Global Recycling Day celebrations in Seoul with special education packs to be shared with local schools.

Washington, U.S.

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) will be promoting Global Recycling Day on Capitol Hill and will be inviting senators to take part in their activities. The organization is working on a White House proclamation and a statement from House Recycling Caucus co-chairs, as well as reaching out to schools to get involved in the day.