12 Nov 2014

Little bit of a different post today but one that relates to the green world...Pledge4Plastics is a government backed national initiative which aims to boost recycling of plastic packaging in the UK. The initiative is in response to challenging recycling targets set by the government for the packaging industry for the period 2013-2017, which means recycling levels need to double over the five year period. Local authorities also have targets to recycle more packaging and reduce the amount of material sent to landfill. By recycling plastics, more money can be spent by local authorities on other essential serves, rather than on landfills. 

Recycling just one more bottle a day will make a real difference. The bottles can come from every room in the home whatever the colour, shape or size, and include fizzy drinks, water, squash, sauces, cooking oils, washing up liquid, shampoos, conditioners, fabric conditioners, household cleaning products, garden and car products. Some local authorities also collect plastic pots, tubs and trays. That can include pots used for foods like soup or pasta sauce, tubs for margarine and ice cream and trays for meat and dairy products.

Interior designer and stylist, Abigail Ahern, has channelled her distinct quirky style to design her first ever bespoke phone cover, which is made from 80% recycled plastic bottles in order to highlight the many ways plastics can be given a new life if recycled correctly.

1,000 limited edition phone covers have been designed exclusively for #Pledge4Plastics to reward those who register their support online. Show your support and pledge now that you're going to recycle more! It really is that simple, and guess what? I won a phone case! How cool. I love the design! Go and pledge now to be in for a chance of winning one too!


*I won the phone case but this is not a sponsored post, I just think it's a really important issue and a fun way to get involved. 
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  1. great initiative and nice phone case, I recycle everything I can in my household but what alarms me is the fact that my recycle bin is always overflowing, clearly an indication that packaging needs reducing

  2. Agree with Sarah - our recycling bin gets a bit crazy! I think there's a photo going around that sums it up - of the banana in the plastic/cardboard packaging. Too much people! Love the phone case, congrats on winning. Very cool that it's made from recycled bottles :) x