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    Campaigns that punch above their weight

    By Freccia Benn  – (3 min read)

    Local authorities face many challenges. The public sector employs 5.36 million people, and aside from the day-to-day issues that arise from employing such large numbers of staff, councils are also tasked with operating all kinds of services and facilities, from schools and leisure centres, to recycling services and home care

    In recent years, budget cuts have placed great pressure on local authorities as they work to maintain the same level of service with reduced funding from central government. In recycling departments, officers are looking for ways to retain the best environmental outcomes while making the required cuts and, in some cases, funded industry programmes have helped to soften the blow.

    The MetalMatters programme, for example, helps to drive income to councils through the value of waste metals. The initiative is funded by the metal packaging and recycling industry and leading brand owners and operated by Alupro. It gives local authorities access to communications materials which educate householders about metal packaging recycling and encourages them to recycle more at home.

    The campaign is subsidised by programme funders and gives councils the resources to launch local programmes. It consists of two leaflet drops, typically six weeks apart, which inform and remind householders about what and how to recycle, and explain what happens to metal packaging after it is collected. The materials are tailored to fit with existing local authority or waste partnership-branded campaigns and focus on simple-to-understand messages and clear visuals which can be applied to a variety of media channels and tailored to suit local budgets.

    Thanks to the value of the additional metal packaging collected, the campaign pays for itself in just a few months, and helps to reinvigorate recycling, where rates are starting to plateau.

    In 2019, MetalMatters reached 157,000 households across the UK. The campaign in partnership with Orkney Islands Council helped offset the cost of providing waste disposal services costing £4,500 over 18 months.

    As Britain’s smallest local authority, and one with its own unique geographical issues, Orkney faces unusual logistical issues for the collection of recycling. The programme resulted in an increased capture rate of 13.5 tonnes of aluminium and steel packaging over a year, an uplift of more than 19 per cent from kerbside collections, and 44.5 per cent at the island’s five household waste and recycling centres.

    It has been well-documented that single material recycling campaigns punch above their weight, providing a boost to all recycling streams. At a time when resources are stretched, the industry needs to pull together to ensure that recycling levels are sustained, and councils supported to achieve optimum results, within budget.

    For further information, please contact:

    Freccia Benn

    Co-Founder

    0203 876 0324

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