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A Colwick firm are marking National Recycling Week by quizzing local people about what they know about symbols on packaging – and prizes are up for grabs.

Wastecycle, which are based in Colwick, want to test the theory that a lot of the public simply don’t know what the recycling symbols mean.

Paul Clements is commercial director at Wastecycle.

He said: “We know that people generally understand the importance of recycling, however we are not so convinced the public are aware of what they can and cannot place in their recycling bins based on the labels on their packaging, so, we’ve put together a short survey to find out.

“The survey is online and runs throughout National Recycling Week. Everyone who enters will also be put into a prize draw to win a high street shopping voucher.”

To take part in the survey, visit and answer the simple questions to test your knowledge.

This year, the emergence of the amount of plastic waste being produced and its impact on the environment has put recycling in the front of the public’s minds.

Organised by WRAP, National Recycling is in its 15th year and is a celebration of recycling, which aims to encourage people to recycle more by demonstrating the benefits of recycling items from all around the home.

Established in 1998, Wastecycle has grown rapidly and today is the leading resource management and recycling company in the East Midlands.

The company uses the latest technologies to help over 3,000 businesses improve resource efficiency and reduce their operating costs by increasing recycling and decreasing carbon emissions.

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The firm processes more than 500,000 tonnes of commercial, construction and domestic waste and materials each year, of which, over 97% is recycled and recovered.

For more information about National Recycling Week, please visit and to find out about Wastecycle.

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