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Our annual celebration of recycling

Each year, Recycle Now encourages the nation to get involved with its increasingly popular Recycle Week campaign, by taking part in national and local events to celebrate the fact that more and more of us are recycling.

Join us for Recycle Week 2021: 20-26th September

Now in its 18th year, it’s the one week of the year where retailers, brands, waste management companies, trade associations, governments and the media come together to meet one goal: to galvanise the public into recycling more of the right things, more often.

We’re currently working up this year’s theme, drawing on our consumer insights, social listening and behaviour change expertise to determine what we think the mood of the nation will be in September. This will be announced in April.

With our proven track record of tapping into national conversations and sentiments, this year’s Recycle Week is set to be a truly impactful national event.

Defra is the main funder of Recycle Week but this year we are delighted that the following donors are also supporting the Recycle Week 2021.

Their contributions will directly help to fund activity to inspire citizens to engage with recycling.

Recycle Week 2021 donors

Success in 2020

In September 2020 the theme was thanking the nation for continuing to recycle, despite the challenges of Covid 19, under the banner of 'Together – We Recycle’.

We recognised the sacrifices that key workers and citizens have made to keep recycling going and create positive change in the world around us. Our recycling and waste key workers have heroically carried on collecting while the world slowed down around them.

We are currently working on the theme for this year’s campaign which we will announce in due course but in the meantime the following is a overview of the highly successful and well received campaign for 2020.

Who was involved

We were very pleased to gather a large number of major donors who put their weight behind Recycle Week in 2020.

We'd love to talk to potential donors about getting involved with this year's Recycle Week.

If you'd like to find out more information about how to become a donor, please contact: