How can recycling your summer picnic items power Wales’ castles?
We’re teaming up with Cadw to celebrate Wales being the world’s third best recycling nation by uncovering the energy secrets behind recycling your empty picnic items
Whether you’re day-tripping with the family or barbequing in the garden with friends, find out how your empty picnic recyclables can power some of Wales’ most loved castles.
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Our stats gurus have calculated the energy potential of YOUR recycled picnic content. With the energy saved from recycling the empty items of your basket you could power any of these 5 castles for the following periods of time
- 0 x Foil
- 0 x Can(s)
- 0 x Water bottle(s)
- 0 x Yoghurt pot(s)
- 0 x Suncream bottle(s)
- 0 x Bottle(s) of sauce
- 0 x Glass Jar(s)
- 0 x Kitchen roll(s)
- 0 x Wine bottle(s)
Add some recylables to your picnic to help power Chepstow Castle
Reported to be the oldest secular stone building in Wales, Chepstow – or Striguil as it was once known – lies on a cliff face high above the magnificent Wye river. Your recycled picnic items could help fuel the castle!
Add some recylables to your picnic to help power Caerphilly Castle
Not only is Caerphilly Castle the third largest castle in Europe, it also has amazing castle grounds, perfect for picnicking and… eating ice-cream! The energy saved from your recycling could keep that freezer cool until your next picnic.
Add some recylables to your picnic to help power Conwy Castle
The mighty Conwy Castle, which looms over the town and coast below, looks particularly spectacular at night when it is all lit up. Help keep those floodlights beaming by recycling everything you can.
Add some recylables to your picnic to help power Harlech Castle
This medieval fortress sits moodily against the beautiful backdrop of Snowdonia. Discover Harlech Castle’s fascinating history by watching the videos projected inside the castle walls, with a projector powered with the energy saved from your recycled picnic content.
Add some recylables to your picnic to help power Castell Coch
This fairytale castle is one of Wales’ youngest, built in the 1870s for the 3rd Marquess of Bute. The energy saved by recycling could keep its digital information screen energised.
Wales is 3rd best in the World and 2nd best in Europe at recycling. Help us become number one in the World by recycling everything you can. Unsure about a particular item? Use our Recycling Locator below to find out everything you need to know about what can and can’t be recycled in your area.