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Liverpool charity wins grant for white goods recycling

Liverpool-based recycling and training organisation Create will soon be offering a new white goods recycling service to households in Wirral, St Helens and Sefton, thanks to a £299,999 grant. The funds, from the Big Lottery Fund's Community Recycling and Economic Development (CRED) programme, will allow Create to provide a service that does not currently exist in the areas, reaching about 320,000 households.

Create, a charity, aims to reduce the amount of white goods going to landfill, sell recycled goods at reduced cost to those on low incomes, and offer training and employment opportunities to disadvantaged adults through refurbishment facilities and retail outlets.

The money from CRED will allow Create to expand, going towards a new collection vehicle, equipment for refurbishment and retail premises, staff and training. It is the first major grant the charity has received.

Create chief executive Greg Walker said: "I am delighted that CRED has supported our application. The funds will enable us to expand as planned across Merseyside, offering more opportunities for local residents to participate in recycling thus reducing the amount of products going to landfill."

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