Plastics resources and recycling charity, RECOUP, supported by Plastipak, are pleased to be returning to the Wales Air Show this weekend in Swansea. The team will be joining forces with Swansea City Council in collecting PET drinks bottles.
The visitors to the show will be encouraged to use dedicated plastic bottle recycling points near the food stalls and at the RECOUP ‘Pledge2Recycle Plastics’ stand (near the ‘Swansea Jack’ monument on the Promenade). The RECOUP team, supported by Wrexham-based Plastipak, will arrange to have all the collected PET drinks bottles recycled. In addition, visitors are welcome to visit the stand to ask questions about plastics recycling alongside an educational display of the recycling journey of plastics.
Amanda Bakewell, Communications & Engagement Manager of RECOUP, added, “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 will be supported at the Air Show with local volunteers who will be picking litter up from the beach and promenade. For more information about plastics recycling, please visit www.recoup.org or www.pledge2recycleplastics.co.uk