Thank God (and Queen) it’s Christmas and Pembrokeshire has claimed the coveted festive number one spot.
And following news that Pembrokeshire has topped the recycling charts in Wales for 2019/20, Pembrokeshire Eco Champions have released their latest festive music video to celebrate.
Together with members of Pembrokeshire County Council’s amazing collection crew and with the kind support of Pure West Radio, Bluestone national park resort and the Torch Theatre, the hilarious cover of Queen’s classic ‘Thank God it’s Christmas’ was first aired on Friday and it’s proving to be a massive hit on social media.
Eco Champion Coordinator Mark Bond said: “As a line in the song suggests, ‘it’s been a long hard year’ for many and now we’ve reached the number one spot for recycling in Wales, I thought we needed to do something extraordinary to celebrate that achievement and bring some much needed festive cheer to Pembrokeshire residents.
“The enormous success of Kerbside Collections has been due to the positive ways local people have embraced the opportunity to recycle more than ever before, and the huge increase in our annual recycling statistics prove it was worthwhile. This year communities have recognised their heroes and keyworkers and I think often our collection crews get overlooked in these moments. The service they provide is second to none, so I really wanted them to have this moment in the spotlight”.
The video lists the incredible recycling statistics from the last year and also helps to communicate a number of key messages linked to collections over the festive period.
The stats include the remarkable figure that a staggering 71.65% of household waste was recycled in 2019-20.
Cris Tomos said: “The video is a festive celebration and big thank you to every single person who has contributed to help get Pembrokeshire to number one in the recycling league.
“This hasn’t happened by accident – it’s happened through vision to make the changes required, hard work to implement the new system, the dedication of the crews every day and residents working with us.”
The Pembrokeshire Eco Champion Project, which is nearing the end of its current funding programme, has been a key contributor to the education and promotion of the new Kerbside Collections Service and a number of community based initiatives.
Pembrokeshire Eco Champion project is funded through the LEADER programme, which is part of the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020, Funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.
You can find out more about waste and recycling in Pembrokeshire at: https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/waste-and-recycling