Recoup and Corby Borough Council join forces to help confusion on plastics recycling

Release Date: 
Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 12:00


Corby Borough Council and National Recycling Charity, RECOUP, is calling residents to James Ashworth Square this afternoon to cut the confusion surrounding recycling.


National Recycling Charity, RECOUP, have joined forces with Corby Borough Council with support from Marks & Spencer plc and RPC Group plc, to deliver a programme under the Pledge2Recycle Plastics brand within Corby.  The programme is aimed at tackling householders confusion on what plastics can and cannot be recycled in their brown bin. Leaflets have been distributed to almost 30,000 homes in the Corby area which show some key items of plastic packaging listing what can be put in the recycling bin and what should go into the residual waste bin.   The leaflet also advises householders on the best way to present this packaging for recycling to reduce contamination and improve the quality of plastics recycling collected kerbside in the Corby area.


The RECOUP team, who have been working with the Borough Council to design and deliver the programme, will be bringing their Plastics Recycling Roadshow to James Ashworth Square, by The Cube, Parklands Gateway, on Thursday 23rd August.  The Roadshow will showcase a range of products that can and are being made from plastic collected kerbside and the journey that plastic goes through to become new useful products, as well as competitions and games.  So, if you are confused about what to put in your recycling bin at home please pop along between 10.00 am and       3.00 pm and talk to the plastics recycling advisors. 


Corby Borough Council’s Lead Member for Environment, Cllr Mark Pengelly, said:


“We know that the majority of our residents go the extra mile to recycle their waste, however, sometimes there is naturally that little bit of confusion about what goes in which bin. We are more than happy to be supporting this event and hope that it helps people across the borough learn a little bit more about recycling, helping them to do their bit for the environment.”


David Baker, Industry Affairs Director, RPC Group plc, said:


“We are delighted to be able to be involved with this project, and it is great that the Roadshow highlights the versatility of plastics and the wide range of applications in which it can be used when it is recycled. Through recycling the consumer can give our industry the opportunity to reuse this valuable resource”.


Anne Hitch, Communications Manager, RECOUP said:


“RECOUP’s mission is to explain to people how easy it is to recycle plastic containers, so they never become a blight on the natural environment. This collaboration provides a great opportunity to engage with householders and try to answer questions they may have about what to and how to recycle at home ensuring that this resource is recycled and given a second life”. 





  1. RECycling of Used Plastics Limited (RECOUP) is a charity and leading authority providing expertise and guidance across the plastics recycling value chain. Built on a network of valued members, collaboration is central to our activities, and we are committed to securing sustainable, circular and practical solutions for plastic resources both in the UK and world-wide.
  2. The Pledge2Recycle brand is the consumer facing arm of RECOUP. 
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Last updated: Thursday 23rd August 2018 12:07:30 PM
Review date: Wednesday 12th August 2020 12:04:28 PM