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Go Green for September is back for 2022!

31 August 2022

Building on the success of last year’s Go Green for September campaign, Nottinghamshire County Council and its waste and recycling partner Veolia will be pulling out all the stops over the next month in a bid to improve recycling habits across the county. This year’s programme promises to deliver exciting activities and events based on all things green, including a guest appearance by a very special local hero.

You heard it here first: Nottinghamshire’s very own man in green, Robin Hood, ditches his trusty bow and arrow in favour of a hard hat and glasses as he takes on a very different kind of challenge.

Never one to shy away from the action, our favourite local hero tackles the recycling picking line head on to mark the launch of this year’s Go Green for September campaign. The Veolia teams at the Mansfield Materials Recovery Facility are sure to be merry men and women as the big-hearted star pitches in to hand pick incorrectly recycled items, known as contaminants, from the conveyor belt.

The action-packed programme is set to continue over the next month with plenty of tips, tricks and giveaways to inspire the people of Nottinghamshire to do their bit. Those who love a good life hack will enjoy learning how to recycle even more of their rubbish to reduce their weekly waste to just a single bag.

Nottinghamshire locals will also be asked to share their own tips and recycling efforts via social media for a chance to win a whole raft of prizes, ranging from thermal cookers to bamboo toothbrushes and reusable sandwich wraps. The aim is to make it as easy as possible for the people of Nottinghamshire to make small changes that will make a big difference. 

Competitions will be running throughout September, and residents are invited to follow the campaign programme to find out exactly what is happening and when.

Councillor Neil Clarke MBE, Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment at Nottinghamshire County Council said: “It just goes to show that everyone in Nottinghamshire is doing their bit in the battle against climate change. It’s not everyday that you see Robin Hood hand sorting recycling but it is those small changes we can all make everyday that make such a big difference.

It was fantastic to see how well the people of Nottinghamshire got behind the campaign last year, and this year we’re hoping to go one better and ask that they share their successes, tips and tricks that can help us all in 2022.”

Julie Adams, Contract Performance Manager for Veolia Nottinghamshire said: “We’re excited to once again turn the county green during September and are delighted that Robin Hood could join us on our journey.

"We know that people in Nottinghamshire want to recycle but despite our best collective efforts we’re still seeing a large proportion of items that can’t be recycled locally end up in the recycling stream. This September we want to turn things around and recycle more of the right things.”

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