A CAMPAIGN to encourage recycling was backed by a familiar face.
Comedian and impressionist Alistair McGowan fully supported the national Big Recycle campaign.
And it got full backing in Huddersfield, where Kirklees Council is urging thousands of householders to recycle goods.
A new recycling logo appeared on buses and bins in Kirklees last week as part of the Big Recycle campaign.
Environment minister Elliot Morley urged recycling awareness to be turned into recycling action.
He said: "We are at the cusp of a recycling revolution.
"We know how we can recyle. Now it is time to turn that recyling awareness into recycling action."
The Big Recycle marked a week of activity across the country to highlight the benefits to recycling and to improve awareness of what can be recycled and how to do it.
Events in Kirklees included the use of the new national recycling logo and simple messages on buses and bin wagons.
The Big Recycle was jointly organised and paid for by recycling organisations such as Alcan aluminium firm, British Glass, Corus steel, PaperChain and the Waste and Resources Action Programme, Wrap.
International recycling organisation Planet Ark also played a key role, along with the international re-manufacturer Environment Business Products.
* Scout groups across the UK raised £250,000 over the last five years by recycling unwanted mobile phones and used printer cartridges.
* Further information can be found at www.recyclenow.com