RWM takes on the challenge!
It is no small fact that plastic pollution is one of the biggest issues the current and future generations must deal with. It’s everywhere, and you really only need to take a short walk through your cities and towns to see a lot of the litter that we sadly feel the need to dispose of so poorly. With these realities providing a very real motivation for actions to be implemented in order to solve this problem, there are also a plethora of initiatives that allow individuals to become part of the solution.
RWM will be going plastic free on the 8th of May as part of Plastic Free Day. Organised back in 2018, this day sets the challenge of living without single use disposable plastic for a day, documenting progress and encouraging others to get involved as well.
RWM won’t be doing this alone – we have recruited over 20 forward-thinking partners and exhibitors to take up the challenge too.
Inspired by the poignant Blue Planet II series, Plastic Free Day is all about raising awareness of the damage plastic waste is doing to the planet.It’s important to remember that whilst going plastic free is a noble goal, it is largely unattainable given the need for plastics in our day to day life, as well as the further need for them in industry. Plastic Free Day seeks to instil a recognition of the use and disposal of plastics, as we all trade in our single use plastics for reusable, well made products that will last a lifetime.
RWM will be participating in this event to encourage the everyday steps people can take to help in the fight against waste. RWM is the UK’s largest recycling and waste management exhibition, and provides a platform for commercial solutions for recycling and waste management needs, but there is still more that needs to be done in order to combat the global waste problem. RWM recognises that practising what it preaches with regards to effective waste management can help lead the charge for people to take more responsibility over their own waste.
Plastic Free Day will take place on the 8th of May, and if you wish to participate as well it is completely free to do so. It’s easy as well, as the rules are as follows:
Avoid anything that isn’t reusable - so no coffee cups, single use plastic bags or disposable cutlery, etc
Document your environmentally friendly alternatives in photos or captions
Share your experience; let’s get a conversation going - what did you find hard, what did it show you about alternative lifestyles, what can’t we avoid etc
Encourage others to do the same thing, the more people we get involved the better!
Any single use plastic we can’t avoid, keep and we can make a good ‘before & after’ picture to show how much of a difference we can make
You will be able to keep up to date with everything on social media with the hashtag #PlasticFreeDay, and we will be posting our individual efforts on @RWM_Exhibition Twitter page using #RWMPlasticFreeDay too.
We are proud to be taking part in this event and we look forward to sharing our progress with you!