CRAVEN people who have continued to reduce, reuse and recycle throughout the coronavirus crisis are being thanked during next week's national recycle week, which runs from Monday, September 21, until Sunday, September 27.

North Yorkshire’s household waste recycling centres - including at Skipton and Settle - are now open with coronavirus restrictions in place.

Statistics released by Recycle Now show that through lockdown the UK has become even more environmentally aware, with nearly nine in 10 households saying they ‘regularly recycle’.

And North Yorkshire County Council, which runs the sites, is teaming up with Recycle Now in a bid to encourage people to continue the trend.

Its volunteer ‘rotters’ work to promote the 4 Rs - reducing, reusing, recycling and recovery- and tips on how to reduce food waste, home composting and cutting down on plastic use can be found online

County Councillor Andrew Lee, executive member for waste management, said: “Recycle week this year is an opportunity to thank everyone for continuing to recycle, whatever their circumstances and to celebrate the way we have all pulled together. All our household waste recycling centres are now open.”

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