11/4/2006 - Cumbrians give waste the boot during the BIG recycle
The BIG Recycle returning for its third successive year and was a huge success! This national campaign aims to help people recycle more stuff, more often and a week of activities and events took place between the 5th - 11th June in Cumbria.
This year the BIG recycle encouraged people to make recycling their goal during the World Cup. The campaign was backed by ITV football presenter Gabby Logan, former England international footballer Graeme le Saux and actor and impressionist Alistair McGowan.
Gabby Logan said:
"I'm thrilled to be supporting 'the BIG recycle', because my family and I are already keen recyclers. We always use our council's doorstep collection service, and try to shop sensibly to buy recycled or recyclable goods and packaging. It's easy to get into the habit, and it makes a lot of environmental sense.
"Given that we generate even more waste than usual during a major sporting tournament, I think the World Cup is a great time to remind people to do their bit. I hope everyone will make recycling their goal this summer."
Resource Cumbria held road shows across the county throughout the week where people could come along and find out why. The road shows were held at:
Monday 5th June - Workington Town Centre
Tuesday 6th June - Penrith Town Centre, Corn Market
Wednesday 7th June - Kendal Town Centre, Market Place
Thursday 8th June - Whitehaven Town Centre, Market Place
Friday 9th June - Barrow Town Square, outside the Town Hall
Saturday 10th June - Carlisle City Centre, outside the Old Town Hall
People were invited along any time from 10am onwards.
There was lots of information and advice on offer as well as some fantastic giveaways. People were invited to pledge to recycle during the World Cup and those that did were entered into a prize draw to net some fantastic prizes. Throughout the 6 days we collected over 600 pledges.