Just one week to go until the second annual Global Recycling Day, taking place on Monday 18th March 2019, and the world is getting ready to celebrate recycling.

Global Recycling Day, an initiative of the Global Recycling Foundation, is a movement dedicated to celebrating the importance of recycling and making the world think resource not waste. With events taking place across the globe, including Europe, Africa, Asia and North and South America, and social media and educational activities to get involved in, there are a host of ways to take part in Global Recycling Day 2019.

Key activities include:

The #RecyclingGoals Football Challenge

The #RecyclingGoals football challenge is a social media movement that harnesses the power of football to inspire long term recycling habits in young people across the world. Social media users across the globe are asked to participate in the #RecyclingGoals challenge by:

  1. Capturing a video of themselves scoring a “Top Bins” goal (into a recycling bin in the top corner of the goal or just a normal goal) whilst pledging to make a long term commitment to better recycling practices e.g. “I pledge to recycle all my plastic drinking bottles from today and I nominate John Smith to take the #RecyclingGoals challenge”.
  2. Sharing their videos and pictures of their challenge online using the hashtag #RecyclingGoals and tagging Global Recycling Day on Instagram or Facebook.


City-centre events around the globe

Global Recycling Day events will take place in cities across the world and we are encouraging Global Recycling Day supporters to join in the fun and find out about events near them. Confirmed events include Middleburg and Durban (South Africa), Lagos (Nigeria), Rotherham and London (UK), Dubai (UAE), Brussles (Belgium), Delhi (India), Seoul (South Korea) and Washington DC (USA). Including real-life #RecyclingGoals Football Challenges, recycled fashion shows and talks from experts, there’s plenty of entertainment to enjoy. Find out more on the Global Recycling Day website.