#InTheLoop Update - Bins, Art and Tennis

Updated: May 5, 2021

We’re delighted to announce the launch of the Wimbledon #InTheLoop recycling on-the-go trial in the streets of Merton in early May, and continue promoting a culture of recycling and reuse in the area ♻️

In the upcoming weeks and months, you can expect a refreshed network of brand new colourful recycling bins on your streets, as well as a range of activities and communications reminding residents and visitors alike to recycle plastic bottles and cans when out and about, as it is an easy and impactful way to make a difference to your local area, as well as to the environment.

As a starting point, we sought to find out the content of the bins currently in our high-street, both to get a sense of how people are using the bins, to inform our messages and signage. We completed a waste audit with Recoup and found quite a few interesting things... more to come in the coming weeks!

Have some schools’ connections and want to help a local young person win a ticket to next year’s Tennis Championship and showcase their artistic talents? 🎾

Young people are a key audience that we want to engage with recycling. As a way to promote the campaign’s messages, we are running a competition for young people (aged 13-21), and challenging them to create some original artwork that will feature this summer around Wimbledon. Some incredible prizes are up for grabs, including a chance to win an entry to next year’s Championship, an opportunity to have a workshop with a professional artist and other runner up prizes to be announced!

We want a wide, diverse range of young people living in Merton to apply – so if you have a contact at a local secondary school, college or youth group where you could promote this art competition, please send an email to info@sustainablemerton.org. If you simply know somebody who would like to apply, please bear with us for a few more weeks. We’ll share some more details on the application process on our website. Stay tuned!