The #EveryCanCounts Rainbow Comes To Piccadilly Gardens!
Our rainbow archway, created from over 2,500 recycled drink cans, has come to Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester in celebration of World Environment Day, Saturday 5th June. The installation forms part of our partnership campaign with Greater Manchester Combined Authority, raising awareness of the benefits and importance of recycling empty drink cans across nine Greater Manchester boroughs.
Throughout the weekend we’ll have a team of Every Can Counts recycling ambassadors wearing colourful can recycling backpacks roaming Manchester city centre to spread the recycling message and collect cans.
Every Can Counts’ research suggests that people in Greater Manchester don’t recycle nearly 1.5 million drink cans after use each year. Aluminium is infinitely recyclable and recycling just one can saves enough energy to power a TV for three hours. If these 1.5 million cans were recycled, it would give annual greenhouse gas savings equivalent to taking 3,900 cars off Manchester’s roads for a week.
European Recycling Tour 2021
This campaign in Manchester represents just one of many Every Can Counts activations across Europe this weekend. Forming part of the programme’s European Recycling Tour 2021, activities and events organised by Every Can Counts are simultaneously taking place in 19 locations across 15 countries (including France, Spain, Italy, Ireland and the Netherlands). In each location, Every Can Counts’ recycling ambassadors will celebrate World Environment Day by engaging members of the public with the environmental benefits associated with recycling drink cans. Click here to find out more about our European Recycling Tour 2021.