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Milk Bottle top collection at Eco Summit

Mon 27 Jun 2016

Schools attending the Eco Summit at Davison CE High School for Girls were asked to collect plastic milk bottle tops for Worthing Society for the Blind and bring these along to the Eco Summit event.

We were overwhelmed with the support received from schools and we collected thousands of milk bottle tops which have now been safely delivered to Worthing Society for the Blind. The collection of milk bottle tops filled a large car boot with some extra having to be carried in a large bin liner on the back seat!

Mrs Pritchard from Worthing Society for the Blind has asked us to pass on their thanks to all those involved with the milk bottle tops collection and advised that the collection weighed over 36kgs. She confirmed that the 10 bin liner bags of tops will be picked up by a Portsmouth recycling company and once back at the recycling plant theywill eventually be granulated into children’s play equipment and of course more bottle tops. Once Worthing Society for the Blind have collected a certain amount the recycling company pass on a donation to them. Their collection is a great way of raising funds, promoting their Society and importantly producing less waste so keep up the good work and spread the word!

For more details about Worthing Society for the Blind and their collection go to: http://www.worthingsocietyfortheblind.co.uk/

This scheme will only accept the plastic tops from the plastic milk containers - 1, 2, 4 or even 8 pint tops are all fine, semi-skimmed, full fat or any other type and colour are all acceptable but they must be washed! These bottle tops cannot be recycled in the normal recycling collections and would otherwise become household waste.

 

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