Recycling duo promote 'Rubbish Free Week'
A RECYCLING awareness duo paid a visit to Dunmow to promote Rubbish Free Week, beginning on March 9. Dawn Cadby and Russell Clark, representatives of Essex County and Uttlesford District councils respectively, spent five hours outside of Tesco s store in
A RECYCLING awareness duo paid a visit to Dunmow to promote Rubbish Free Week, beginning on March 9.
Dawn Cadby and Russell Clark, representatives of Essex County and Uttlesford District councils respectively, spent five hours outside of Tesco's store in Woodlands Park in a bid to encourage people to join in the challenge of "not throwing away anything for an entire seven days".
Mrs Cadby said: "We want residents to see that it is possible to live without throwing anything into the rubbish bin. It sounds hard but really isn't that difficult.
"We all recycle lots of our rubbish but there are some things that can't be recycled so it's better for the environment if we don't create rubbish in the first place."
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The countywide rubbish-free week runs until March 15 - to take part logon to www.essexcc.gov.uk
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Mrs Cadby added: "You can either take part individually or as a family or a household. Once people have registered they can download a pack which is full of hints and tips to help.
"During the week before and during the challenge, people can make a note on the record sheet of how much rubbish they throw away so they can compare before and after to see what a difference they have made.
"If people work together with friends and family they can come up with innovative ways of not producing rubbish, then tell the council their tips so we can share them with everyone."
If you plan to take part in rubbish week, let us know by calling 07501 482 135 or e-mail us photos and tips at firstname.lastname@example.org