Recycle Now Partners with Girlguiding and Future Girl Acts
Recycle Now is proud to be working with Girlguiding on their first ever annual week of action, from 30th September to 6th October. Future Girl Acts is part of Girlguiding’s first Planet Protectors campaign, which aims to get everyone to take better care of our precious planet, and of the animals we share it with.
This year Girlguiding have taken advice from their many thousands of members and have decided to look at plastic waste.
With funding from the People’s Postcode Earth Trust, we are delighted to have had the opportunity to create activity packs for the Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers. Through these, the girls will learn about how and what they can recycle in their local area, encouraging them to make positive changes in their own lives and to influence their friends and families to do the same.
We have also created a special activity to investigate food waste, where the girls can keep a week’s diary and see exactly how much food they are wasting. The activity pack shows how they can prevent this, with great recipes and tips on using up different food items.
During the activity sessions, they will think about and discuss the ways in which recycling and food waste affects the world around them, and what improvements can be made - by themselves as individuals, collectively by the Girlguiding movement and by their elected representatives.
According to Girlguiding:
“We want people to take better care of our precious planet, and of the animals we share it with. We want to see a world with less plastic polluting our oceans and affecting wildlife; a world where recycling and reusing things are part of everyday life. We want people to treat animals better, whether they’re living as pets, on farms or in the wild. We want real action to stop climate change – not just empty words. And we want the people in charge to listen to the voices of young people like us. After all, it’s our future that’s at stake.”
Stephanie Campbell, Consumer Campaigns Project Manager at WRAP, said:
“More people are recycling now than ever before – and everyone can do their bit to reduce waste, including plastic. We want people to regard recycling as a part of everyday life, and it’s fantastic that the Girlguiding members voted to support recycling in this way. As the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK, working together they can create real change by their own actions and by influencing those around them.”