Everything is gearing up for the second annual Global Recycling Day, taking place on Monday 18th March 2019, with celebrations planned around the world. Global Recycling Day is dedicated to celebrating the importance of recycling and making the world think resource not waste. And with events taking place across the globe, including Europe, Africa, Asia and North and South America, as well as social media and educational activities to get involved in, there are a host of ways to take part in Global Recycling Day 2019.
Read on to find out how you can join the movement to celebrate the power of recycling:
The #RecyclingGoals Football Challenge
The #RecyclingGoals football challenge is a social media movement that harnesses the power of football to inspire long term recycling habits in people across the world.
We’re encouraging social media users everywhere to get involved in the #RecyclingGoals challenge by taking a video of themselves scoring a “Top Bins” goal (into a recycling bin in the top corner of the goal or just a normal goal) whilst pledging to make a long term commitment to better recycling practices e.g. “I pledge to recycle all my plastic drinking bottles from today and I nominate John Smith to take the #RecyclingGoals challenge”.
We want everyone to then spread the world about recycling by sharing their videos online using the hashtag #RecyclingGoals and tagging Global Recycling Day on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.
City-centre events around the globe
With events across the world, from Nigeria and Korea to the UK and Brazil, Global Recycling Day events will stretch to everyone corner of the world. Find out more about events taking place in your country and pop along to get involved. With events including real-life #RecyclingGoals Football Challenges, recycled fashion shows and talks from experts, there’s plenty of entertainment to enjoy.
Part of our aim in 2019 is to champion the power of youth and education in protecting the future of our planet through better recycling practices, and so we’ve designed Global Recycling Day educational packs for teachers and students to use in their classrooms. The pack is designed to make it easy for teachers to plan a lesson around recycling and inspire their students with the power of recycling, outlining various ways in which schools can take part in the Global Recycling Day celebrations. You can find out more on our Youth & Education page.
With just one week to go, the Global Recycling Foundation is encouraging everyone to think about how they can get involved in Global Recycling Day 2019. Whether it’s making a recycling pledge or attending one of the global events taking place, everyone can enjoy the fun and celebrate the power of recycling.