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Notts Recycles pledge is a great way to get young people thinking about the environment

Notts Recycles have launched a campaign to encourage Nottinghamshire residents, of all ages, to make a pledge to reduce, reuse, recycle more in 2021.

Pledges can come in all shapes and sizes and don't have to be big changes. We want to help raise awareness that simple everyday switches to reduce, reuse and/or recycle can have a big impact in helping to protect the environment.

While spending more time at home we've all appreciated and recognised the benefits we are afforded by having our green spaces, clean water, trees and wildlife around us. We hope this campaign encourages residents to look to the future and think about ways in which we can play our part in saving these precious natural resources. 

We'd love to get young people across the county involved so this may be an idea of an activity your class could take part in? 

For every pledge made in January, Veolia (the County Council's waste contractors) will donate £1 to the Chairman's charity, My Sight Nottinghamshire.

What's more, when you make a pledge you can opt in to enter a prize draw to WIN an eco friendly hamper full of 100% plastic free, organic goodies. Some of the items in the hamper are:

  • reusable beeswax food wraps
  • 100% organic cotton bread bag
  • natural coconut bowls + reusable bag
  • reusable produce bags for when you're shopping for fruit and veggies
  • water soluble plastic free cleaning sachets
  • reusable bamboo cotton cleaning cloths
  • pack of natural loofah sponges

Some of the fantastic pledges we've received so far...

Juliette from Broxtowe:
"I'll reduce my use of cling film by using reusable beeswax covers and washable lids on kitchen leftovers."

Mike from Gedling:
"Buy items with less packaging or if possible without."

Ginny from Retford:
"To reduce the number of packaging I purchase including plastic and cardboard, to purchase products that are eco friendly and make more time to ensure I recycle properly and use the blue wheelie bin more."

Keith from Mansfield:
"To tell folk that ONLY LISTED ITEMS can be recycled, especially plastic ones even though we think they ought to be recyclable! And also to say that ALL bottle tops need to be removed wherever possible. We've been making mistakes on both those issues."

Find out more about the campaign and how to get involved by visiting

Help us get more residents involved and make a #NottsRecycles pledge, share the Notts Recycles pledge in newsletters or look out for posts on our social media. Thank you.