18 March observed as a Global Recycling Day every year. The Day celebrate to create awareness among the masses about the rapid pace at which our natural resources are being used. The Global Recycling Day also promotes the concept and practice of recycling. Every year, events are organised by environmentalist and activists to promote the cause across the world.

Theme for 2021 Global Recycling Day is “Recycling Heroes”. 

Its main aim is to recognise the people, places and activities that showcase the importance of recycling in preserving natural resources. Recycling has helped in reducing carbon emissions by over 700 million tonnes every year. Notably, over 1.6 million people are employed around the world in the recycling industry. In this decade, the yearly contribution of recycling will increase up to US$ 400 billion.

18 March Global Recycling Day