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Be Prepared for Recycle Now’s ‘Ready, Set, Recycle’ challenge with the Scout Association

We are excited to see a great new collaboration between the Recycle Now campaign and The Scout Association. Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts across England and Wales are taking part in an environmental challenge to recycle packaging materials from all around the home.


The ‘Ready, Set, Recycle’ challenge is simple; the troops’ task is to recycle as many different materials at home as possible over the next four months.

The challenge contributes to the Scouting Environmental Conservation Activity Badge and aims to highlight which everyday household items can be recycled from around the home. The badge tasks involve learning about recycling facts and there are plenty of tips to help eager participants complete the challenge.

For example, did you know that *screwing the metal top back on an empty glass bottle before recycling is the easiest way for people to do their bit to recycle aluminium tops?

Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts are tasked with finding new and creative ways to recycle more at home, while documenting their journey with photos, videos and diaries. To add to the element of competition, Scouts can track one another’s progress online via The Scout Association website. The Scout Group that recycles the most items will be awarded a group activity prize and goody bags from Recycle Now.

The ‘Ready, Set, Recycle’ challenge will run until the end of May 2016. For more information, visit This collaboration with The Scout Association is part of a new campaign by Recycle Now, which focuses on key materials; glass, paper, card, metal= and plastic.

If you know a young person who would love to take part, find out more by following the challenge on Twitter and Facebook using #ReadySetRecycle.

Good luck to all from Friends of Glass!