Bromsgrove centre gets new recycling scheme

By Tristan Harris Friday 07 March 2014 Updated: 08/03 00:08

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RESIDENTS in Bromsgrove will be able to recycle different types of waste packaging, thanks to a new scheme being run at the Pear Tree Children’s Centre in Sidemoor.

People will be able to take along items, such as baby food pouches, baby wipes packaging, coffee packaging and biscuit wrappers to the collection at the Broad Street venue, which will reduce landfill and raise money for Action for Children.

There will be a collection box where residents can drop of their items as part of the project, which has been organised in conjunction with recycling experts TerraCycle.

Tina Rennie, who arranged for the collection boxes to be put at the venue, said: “The Pear Tree Children’s Centre is delighted to have signed up as a drop off location for TerraCycle’s Ella’s Kitchen Brigade, Johnson’s Baby Wipes Packaging Brigade, Coffee Packaging Brigade, McVitie’s Biscuit Wrapper Brigade and the Tassimo Brigade.

“These recycling programmes make it possible for the people of Bromsgrove to recycle waste packaging which is normally too difficult or costly for local councils to recycle.

“As such, Bromsgrove is among the first communities in the UK to offer recycling drop off points for these materials which would otherwise end up in landfill.”

The box will be available from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and two TerraCycle points are earned for the weight of each unit of waste that is returned.

Each point equates to a one penny contribution to any chosen school, charity or non-profit organisation.

All funds raised by collections at the Pear Tree Children’s Centre will go to Action for Children which the centre will use for day to day educational resources.

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