July Recycling Collection Update: Just totaling up another month of recycling, this month we raised £16.92 which has given Torbay SCBU/ Louisa Cary Ward a £10 donation and paid for milk for 5 children in Africa and 40 pieces of trash for ladies in the Philippines to recycle into other products. Well done everyone who collected!!
To date since the collection started at the end of March we have raised a total of £84.66 for good causes and kept 2849 pieces of rubbish from landfill!
Lets try and make August our best month yet! More info on what we recycle can be found on the NMD Recycling page
The NMD Recycling Collection has grown at a fantastic rate with more and more people getting involved and recycling their hard to recycle items. With the increased amount of recycling has come an increased workload that myself & Eles are struggling to keep up with so we are desperate to find more volunteers in all parts of Devon to help set up & run collection points, collect, package and post items and spread the word of the collection. If you have some spare time on your hands and are interested in helping or know of somewhere that might want to become a collection point please get in touch via the contact box.
After our recent meeting with Adrian Sanders MP it was lovely to see the recycling collection get another mention in the press, this time in Adrian's Herald Express column which you can read here http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/ADRIAN-SANDERS-Hidden-cost-tourism-Torbay/story-19534654-detail/story.html
Thanks for the support Adrian!
Yesterday at the Nice Mums trip to Paignton Zoo we saw some beautiful bags on sale made from recycled materials and it reminded me of this.
Last month one of the donations we made from the recycling collection was via the Send a Cow charity to ladies in the Philippines who use the money to buy used juice cartons to make into bags. Think about the impact: we recycle something which raises cash to buy something to recycle from a trash collector living in poverty, that item is then recycled by one of the local ladies enabling it to be sold as something new (a bag) making money for the seller to buy more trash and create a sustainable future, and the bag is then often sent back to our country and others to be sold on. So us recycling one item enables another item to be recycled and a minimum of 2 people to be helped to live sustainably. Clever huh?! Please keep up the recycling Nice Mums, you are making a huge difference!
See more recycled juice carton bags here: http://www.thefairtradestore.co.uk/fair-trade-bags/recycled-juice-cartons-shoulder-bag/prod_382.html