Welsh Air Show, Swansea
Flying the Recycling Flag
For the second year running, Plastics Recycling, charity, RECOUP, supported by Plastipak, have worked with Swansea City Council to enable PET drinks bottles to be collected for recycling at this high-profile event. The bottles are destined to be recycled by Clean Tech which is a Plastipak company.
The visitors, (250,000+), were encouraged to look out for the dedicated recycling points serviced by RECOUP team and Plastipak volunteers. A local Scout pack, along with their families, also carried out a litter pick along the beach and promenade.
RECOUP and Plastipak staff set up a recycling roadshow where members of the public could see for themselves what products are made from recycled plastic, ask their recycling questions and be shown the plastics recycling journey of items they recycle kerbside. Visitors to the stand were fascinated to learn how bottles are recycled back into bottles in the UK and both RECOUP and Plastipak were encouraged by the conversations and willingness of the public to find out more about plastics and in particular the many ways it can be recycled to give it a second life.