Recycle Cans October03
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NEWS FROM 17 October 2003 RECYCLE YOUR CANS TO HELP US GET TREES! LOCAL residents are being challenged to get into the recycling habit and really turn our district green. Over the following months every kilo of cans recycled will count towards a tree that will be planted in the district. The Council has teamed up with the national company Alupro as part of a nation-wide programme to plant over 35,000 trees next year across the UK. Currently over 17% of our rubbish is recycled in the district, the aim of this scheme is to increase this figure and help benefit where we live. The Manager of the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation said “ It couldn’t be easier to recycle your cans, simply put them in your can banks or in your kerbside box-every can counts!” It is hoped that the programme will encourage more residents to recycle if they can see the benefits of recycling on their doorstep. Karen Evans, Recycling Promotions Officer says, “ This scheme is a brilliant opportunity to help increase recycling and to help maintain where we live, we are all very excited about the outcome.” Cans for Trees is also running in schools across the area alongside the successful Cash for Cans promotion offering schools the opportunity to raise money for themselves. The aim of the scheme is to help educate the generation of tomorrow to the importance of recycling. The trees awarded for the amount of cans collected will be planted across North Dorset in autumn 2004 Remember every can counts! -ends- For more information contact Karen Evans, Recycling Promotions Officer on (01258) 484019 Photocaption: Local Councillors and workers, Members from the Stourcastle Daycare Centre and Pupils from St Leonard’s School, Blandford.