Festive tour for recycling and waste


A festive roadshow promoting the triple virtues of “reducing, re-using and re-cycling” is visiting venues across the Island from Monday November 12.

The tour will take in supermarkets, libraries and town centres, and is aimed at encouraging recycling and reducing waste over the Christmas period.

“Most of the Island’s residents do recycle, so the aim of this tour is to encourage those who want to do more, but are not sure how to, ” said Councillor Michael Murwill, Cabinet member for waste management.

“The tour will have a whole host of tips and advice to help residents, from choosing non-glittery cards that can be recycled, to planning the festive food menu more effectively and using leftovers in a creative way to limit waste.”

The event will also remind people how to recycle what they can, and what to do with items such as broken Christmas decorations, glittery wrapping paper and cards, that cannot be recycled.

The shows will also focus on reducing food waste by giving recipe ideas on using up leftover Christmas food such as turkey, vegetables, desserts and cheese, as well as offering  tips on how to make food last longer.

Visitors to any of the roadshows can pick up an information leaflet or can download a poster and recipe card at www.iwight.com/waste under the ‘Bins, recycling and rubbish’ tab.

The full list of venues and exhibition times is: