Our children hold more wisdom than we can imagine, especially when it comes to protecting the environment. Children across the country have therefore embraced the importance of recycling used plastic packaging. ‘Return The Favour. Recycle Your Plastics.’, a campaign launched by Polyco in 2022, demonstrated this, with a group of young recycling ambassadors taking over social media to share important messages about recycling at home. This year, these same ambassadors are encouraging you to take the work out of recycling, by recycling at work.
Through its Million Plus initiative, Polyco launched the Return the Favour campaign on National Recycling Day 2022 through a series of short video messages hosted by enthusiastic children to show us all how easy it is to recycle at home. Almost 300 000 people across South Africa viewed these video messages.
National Recycling Day returns this year on Friday, 15 September and Polyco is launching a campaign extension with the goal of encouraging South Africans to recycle at work.
“Let’s listen to our children when they ask us to recycle or do something to live more sustainably.” says Patricia Pillay, Chief Executive Officer at Polyco. “Last year these fun, informative video messages received an impressive response with thousands of South Africans seeing how easy it is to recycle their plastic packaging at home. We want momentum to continue, and we want more videos to laugh at on social media, so we’ve created new videos that highlight how easy it is to take the work out of recycling, by recycling at work.”
“This National Recycling Day, we are asking you to share these videos across your social media channels and make these messages viral,” says Pillay. “We also want to encourage you to make the commitment to establish a recycling system at your place of work. You will be surprised at how easy it is and how quickly your colleagues will adopt the habit.”
Through the Million Plus, Polyco aims to get more than one million South Africans to join the plastic recycling movement by committing to recycling. Million Plus aims to make recycling the normal thing for every South African by educating South Africans about the importance of recycling in improving environmental wellbeing and contributing to economic growth. Recycling your plastic is one way that you can positively contribute to a better South Africa.
Help Polyco’s Million Plus with its goal of getting one million South Africans to recycle their plastic waste by simply sharing these videos with your friends and family and by taking the work out of recycling, by recycling at work.
To find out more about how to recycle at work visit www.millionplusrecyclers.co.za.