A new campaign promoting the importance of recycling is set to launch this week in Redditch – and it’s all in aid of Acorns Children’s Hospice.
Organised by Worcestershire county council the aim to to encourage residents across the area to recycle more cans and plastics.
During the month, every can, aerosol, plastic bottle, pot, tub and tray (not black) people put in their green bins will help raise money for the hospice.
Councillor Tony Miller, the county’s cabinet member with responsibility for the environment said: “The school holidays can often show an increase in recycling, particularly if the weather is hot and families are having lots of barbeques.
“So, during August we are asking residents to recycle for Acorns and help raise money for this worthwhile charity.”
The county council is working on the campaign with its waste contractor Severn Waste Services, who at the end of the campaign will make a donation to Acorns Children’s Hospice.
Vicki Rowles, head of partnerships at Acorns, said: “We love this idea from Worcestershire county council, and we hope lots of local people get involved and remember to recycle.
“Not only are you helping protect the environment, the money raised will make a real difference to local children and families who rely on the vital work of Acorns.”
To ensure that the recycling is good quality and will be recycled to raise the money, residents are asked to ensure their recycling is clean – just a quick rinse will do – and loose that is, not in plastic bags.