Councillor Phil Rostance, Vice Chairman of the Communities and Place Committee at Nottinghamshire County Council, is encouraging Nottinghamshire residents to make a pledge to not only help the environment, but also raise money for charity.
At the start of the year, the County Council and its waste contractor partner, Veolia, launched the “Nottinghamshire Recycles pledge” campaign. A campaign that hopes to encourage new recycling habits by asking residents to think of ways they can reduce, reuse and/or recycle more in their everyday lives.
The pledges made will also help raise funds for the Council Chairman’s charity, My Sight. For every pledge made, Veolia will donate £1 to My Sight Nottinghamshire. This is a local charity dedicated to improving the lives of people living with sight loss in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
Councillor Rostance commented: “I know these are extremely tough times we are in, and for many reviewing our recycling behaviours may be low on the list of priorities right now.
“Whilst I’ve been spending more time at home during the pandemic, it’s really made me appreciate my surroundings – things like having fantastic green spaces locally, the trees and wildlife around us. It’s so important we look to the future and help look after these precious natural resources.
“I’m encouraging residents from across the county to make a Notts Recycles pledge. It’s easy to do and will help secure a brighter future for us all.
“Pledges can come in all shapes and sizes and don’t have to be a big change; I want to help raise awareness that even simple everyday switches can have a big impact. From putting a separate bin in the bathroom to collect the plastic shampoo and shower gel bottles for recycling, to switching the pet food for your four-legged friends from plastic pouches to tins so they can be recycled.
“My personal Notts Recycles pledge is to continue teaching my 3 year old daughter about what items you can recycle, and why it’s important that we recycle and help the environment.”
You can find more information about the campaign and make a pledge at www.veolia.co.uk/nottinghamshire/nottsrecyclespledge. To find out more about My Sight Nottinghamshire, please visit www.mysightnotts.org.uk.