Town Hall Glowed Green
Published: 21 September 2021
Banbury town hall glowed green on Monday (20 September) to highlight the start of a countrywide waste recycling campaign.
The green theme supported National Recycle Week organised by Banbury-based charity WRAP (the Waste and Resources Action Programme).
Leader of Banbury Town Council Kieron Mallon said: “This was an opportunity to highlight the importance of recycling – something that everyone can do to help prevent climate change.
“This council is very pleased to support WRAP – and we hope that turning the town hall green made people stop and think.”
WRAP works with governments, businesses and residents to use resources sustainably.
Recycle Week is a national awareness campaign that sets out the environmental benefits of re-using waste and encourages people to recycle more.
WRAP’s campaign manager Craig Stephens said: “Now in its 18th year, Recycle Week is a flagship event that celebrates recycling across the nation.
“It reminds everyone they can help the climate crisis by recycling their household waste.
“Many of us already recycle our waste but environmental concerns are on the increase and we need to do more. It’s time to join the fight against climate change and this year’s Recycle Week is set to be a truly impactful national event.
“Evidence shows that Recycle Week is changing people’s behaviour. Of the people who saw Recycle Week in 2020, 92% found it motivating and 89% of those people changed their recycling behaviour. That shows the power of Recycle Week.”