Plastics resources and recycling charity, RECOUP, supported by Plastipak, were pleased to have returned to the Wales Air Show last weekend in Swansea. The team joined forces with Swansea City Council, in collecting PET drinks bottles.
The visitors to the show, were encouraged to use dedicated plastic bottle recycling points near the food stalls and at the RECOUP ‘Pledge2Recycle Plastics’ stand. The RECOUP team supported by Wrexham-based Plastipak, arranged to have all the collected PET drinks bottles recycled. In addition, visitors were welcome to visit the stand to ask questions about plastics recycling alongside an educational display of the recycling journey of plastics.
Ahead of the event, Amanda Bakewell, Communications & Engagement Manager of RECOUP, said “We are all aware of the need to protect the environment from plastic pollution, and an easy way to do this is by recycling. We hope that all visitors to the Wales Air Show this weekend will choose to place their bottles in the dedicated recycling bins. The bottles will then be collected by the RECOUP team, and people can be confident that with the help of Plastipak, the bottles will be recycled, and the material reused to make new drinks bottles, which will be back on the supermarket shelves in around 5-6 weeks.”
RECOUP was supported at the Air Show by local volunteers who were picking litter up from the beach and promenade. For more information about plastics recycling please visit www.recoup.org