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News round-up 6/1


 Support for northern flood victims; Twelfth Night recycling call; Litter scheme secures 5% reduction

Support for northern flood victims

BPI Recycled Products has teamed up with Bunzl Cleaning and Hygiene Supplies to donate and distribute free of charge 43,000 collection sacks to the Carlisle Floods SOS Appeal.

Lorcan Mekitarian, commercial director, BPI Recycled Products said, “Cumbria farmers collect more farm waste for BPI Recycled Products than any other county. We have a very good relationship with the region and so it is only right that we show our support.

“The clean-up is not a nice job and if we can make it a little easier for homeowners by supplying heavy duty sacks, to not only throw damaged items away in but also to help keep their possessions dry over the next few months, then that is the least we can do.”

Press release

Twelfth Night recycling call

Communities Minister Marcus Jones has urged smarter recycling as people dispose of Christmas waste.

Local authorities estimate that households generate nearly a third more waste over the festive season than any other time of the year – with the Local Government Association estimating it costs the taxpayer nearly £100 for every 40 Christmas trees sent to landfill.

Jones said: “Councils across the country offer great initiatives to ensure we are donating our unwanted goods to a good home, meaning we don’t face a depressing January dodging old Christmas trees and overflowing bins on our pavements.”

Press release

Litter scheme gets 5% reduction

A pilot project in designed to encourage people in Birmingham to dispose of litter responsibility has led to a 5% reduction on streets in the main retail areas of the city.

The Bin it for Good initiative ran for three months between September and November 2015.

Under the scheme, a number of bins in the city centre were designated with stickers - explaining if more waste was disposed in them, more cash would be raised on a sliding scale basis for Love Brum, a Birmingham-based charity supporting a number of local good causes.

Press release

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