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We're calling on you to Be Mighty, Recycle. And get Wales to number one!

Wales may be a small country, but when it comes to recycling, we punch way above our weight. We’re already the third best recycling nation in the world, and now Swansea University is backing the Wales-wide mission to make us first.

We'll be celebrating the campaign launch here at the University by lighting up our Fulton House Building green. You'll notice our Mighty Messages on our digital screens across campus and we'll be updating this page with recycling information, news and advice to keep you well informed about what you can do to support the campaign to get us to the top spot.

Young adults in Wales are recycling more than ever before. Over three quarters of 18-24-year olds recycle regularly. A huge 76% are recycling more in 2020 than in 2019 with most boosting their efforts to do their bit for the environment.

Recycling plays an essential role in tackling climate change and it’s a simple thing that everyone can do to help make a real impact.

At Swansea University, we're already making great strides to improve our recycling rates. You can find out more about this over on our Waste webpages. But if we’re to help Wales reach the coveted top spot, we need to do even more!

Mighty tips to get Wales to number one

  • Recycling our food waste is one of the easiest ways to give our recycling rate a big boost. Put any food waste – however small the amount – in your food waste caddy to ensure it gets collected every week
  • Recycling doesn’t stop at the kitchen door – remember to recycle from other rooms too. You’d be amazed just how much bathroom waste such as empty shampoo, conditioner, hand soap and shower gel bottles can be recycled
  • Most people know that water bottles, cans, and paper and card can be recycled, but don’t forget that you can also recycle more unusual items such as empty aerosols. And if you’re not sure what you can and can’t recycle visit the Wales Recycles Recycling Locator
  • Squash cans, pots, tubs and trays to save space in your recycling bag, bin, box or caddy. And give them a quick rinse before recycling them – there’s no need to use running water, a quick swill in the washing up bowl will do
  • If Wales is going to get to number one, we all have to play our part. That means spreading the mighty mission on social media by sharing your recycling pics and tips using the #mightyrecyclers hashtag.

To celebrate Wales’ position as third in the world, Wales Recycles have also teamed up with Bluestone National Park Resort to offer a lucky Mighty Recycler the chance to win a staycation for four people. To learn more about the competition and the mighty mission visit: www.walesrecycles.org.uk