‘Knit’ sure how to recycle? This group will show you how

As part of National Recycling Week, Hull City Council and Babes in the Wool have teamed up to raise awareness around recycling correctly.

Trees and planters along Newland Avenue will host a brown or blue bin theme, and will be decorated with items that can be placed in each bin such as plastic bottles and food waste.

It is hoped that the scheme will serve as a useful visual reminder for visitors, residents and the student population who live near or visit this area about the importance of recycling for Hull and the environment.

Councillor Alan Clark, portfolio holder with responsibility for Streetscene, said:

“The majority of Hull residents recycle and recycle well, but the amount of incorrect materials going in the blue bins is a huge concern for us.

“We need to educate and motivate people to put the right things in the right bins and show how, if we all recycle correctly, it can positively impact the budgets available to protect and develop other key council services.

“Aside from the positive financial impact recycling generates, it’s important to our environmental and climate change ambitions, and we take it extremely seriously.

“This is a great opportunity to highlight how important recycling is in a creative way.”

Various knitting groups have pulled together and joined forces with the local residents association to produce a range of items including knitted tin cans, mini bleach, washing up or wine bottles, soft drinks cans, orange juice cartons, mini blue bins or any item which is accepted in blue bins by Hull City Council. ‘Brown bin’ trees will have food waste, flowers, leaves and mini brown bins, strung from their branches.

The scheme is intended to run for four weeks, after which the items can be reused for educational programmes.

National Recycling Week takes place from Monday 25 September to Sunday 1 October 2017.