Global Recycling Day

For Newbie, sustainability is something that is very close to our heart, and we know it is close to the hearts of many of our Newbie Lovers. We believe in designing the right product for you, where the choice of a more sustainable material fulfils your little ones needs and your expectations.

We’re always learning and evolving when it comes to sustainability, and we’re always keen to share some of the things we get excited about with you. Sustainability and recycling are two things that go hand in hand, which is why here at Newbie we wanted to shine a light on Global Recycling Day and share some helpful tips on ways in which you can get involved. See below for more…

So, what is it?

Launched in October 2018, Global Recycling Day takes place on 18th March each year and was founded by the Global Recycling Foundation. It highlights the importance of recycling and encourages us to think about what we’re throwing away, how we’re throwing it away, and seeing not waste, but opportunity.

The mission of Global Recycling Day:

  1. To tell world leaders that recycling is simply too important not to be a global issue, and that a common, joined up approach to recycling is urgently needed.
  2. To ask people across the planet to think about resources, not waste, when it comes to the goods around us.

Why is it important?

Recycling is a key part of the circular economy. According to GlobalRecyclingDay.com, each year recyclables save over 700 million tonnes in CO2 emissions and this is projected to increase to 1 billion tons by 2030.

As a sustainable brand, we care greatly about recycling here at Newbie and with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals 2030, we are delighted to already be seeing so many individuals (including our Newbie Lovers), organisations and governments taking direct action to support the global green agenda. 

How can I get involved?

The most important thing we can commit to doing is recycling properly every day. If everyone commits to better recycling practices, it will have a huge long-term impact by reducing CO2 emissions and the amount of waste that goes to landfill.

Some helpful tips below:

Reduce your use of plastic. Plastic consumption creates a huge problem for the environment, as many types of plastic can’t be recycled. Try to buy less plastic and reuse what you already have where possible.

Educate yourself on how to recycle correctly. This will ensure you know which materials can be recycled and where they should go. Your local council should have a guides on their websites to help with this.  

Spread the world. Share the importance of recycling and any helpful tips with friends, family members and colleagues. Get little ones involved and make a game out of separating recyclables. This will help to ensure everyone starts to see the importance of recycling, and sets brilliant examples for the next generations.

Repair and reuse. Before throwing something away, consider if it can be repaired, or perhaps used for something else. If your little one has grown out of something, can it be given to a friend or family member? Newbie items are sustainably designed to last a lifetime, so think about who else might get some joy out of that forest friend’s jumper or hopping bunny slippers.

To find out more on Global Recycling Day visit www.globalrecyclingday.com

To find out more about Newbie’s commitment to sustainability please click here.