Winners of campaign aimed at promoting glass recycling announced

Winners of campaign aimed at promoting glass recycling announced

Three Suffolk residents have been declared winners of a county-wide competition aimed at promoting glass recycling.

The ‘message in a bottle’ competition, organised by Suffolk Waste Partnership, was part of a campaign to promote glass recycling. Recycling officers handed out entry cards, which residents filled in with their details before placing inside a bottle and recycling it at their local bottle bank.

The winners, Jackie Day, from Sudbury, James and Iris Taylor, from Martlesham, and Mrs Oliver, from Moulton (pictures below), were selected at random by computer from those who entered. They all won a hamper which contained £100 worth of Suffolk produce, packaged in glass bottles and jars, which are 100% recyclable.

Data shows around 70% of all glass bottles and jars used in Suffolk are recycled through the glass bank network – about 16,000 tonnes of glass.

Indigo Waste Services, who operate the glass recycling scheme, have supported the campaign along with Suffolk Waste Partnership. Since 2015 they have installed 21 new sites across Suffolk and have increased the recycling capacity at a further 19 sites.

Gary Lee, from Indigo, said:

We are delighted to be working with the Suffolk Waste Partnership to improve glass recycling services in Suffolk. By putting in more glass banks we are hoping to increase the levels of recycling and are working hard to make sure that banks are emptied regularly and kept clean. We would encourage people to separate glass into different colours wherever possible as this helps us get the most from your recycling.

Clive Arthey, Chairman of the Suffolk Waste Partnership, said:

Congratulations to the winners of the glass recycling competition, I hope they enjoy their hampers. The campaign was very successful and has helped us raise awareness across Suffolk. Glass can be recycled an infinite number of times, so there is no reason why, as a county, we can’t do more to give our old glass bottles and jars a new life!

November 23rd, 2016