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Coronation Street star launches glass recycling


A Coronation Street star has launched a glass recycling campaign to encourage licensed businesses in the north of England to reduce the amount of glass they send to landfill.

Actress Beverley Callard, who played Rovers Return landlady Liz McDonald, has leant her support to the Have You Got the Bottle? campaign. Most businesses that sell alcohol will be targeted, which includes pubs, clubs, hotels and restaurants.

The campaign is the brainchild of three recycling support agencies based in the north: Recycling Action Yorkshire (
RAY ), Renew Tees Valley and Envirolink Northwest. The hospitality industry currently sends more than 375 million bottles each year to landfill for the north alone.

The campaign is targeting more than 17,000 licensed premises to encourage hospitality business owners to give their support to sign up to a glass collection service and change the way they deal with glass waste.

Coronation Street star Beverly Callard

Callard was chosen to front the campaign because she is a landlady in real life. She said: My family are all keen recyclers and Im determined that our business will also reflect these values. Ill be working with the brewery behind my new pub to make sure we recycle all of our glass.

RAY , Renew Tees Valley and Envirolink hope that licensed businesses will recognise both the environmental benefits and the business benefits that involvement in the Have You Got the Bottle? will provide. Campaign spokesman Ben Stone said: The benefits to the environment of this scheme are obvious; glass is 100% recyclable. Despite this, the amount of glass sent to landfil

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