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Make a recycling pledge and help sight charity

Posted onPosted on 5th Jan

A new Reduce, Reuse, Recycle campaign has launched in Nottinghamshire to help boost recycling and raise funds for Nottinghamshire County Council chairman Stuart Wallace’s chosen charity, My Sight Nottingham.

In return for each pledge made during January, Veolia is donating £1 to the charity.

Nottinghamshire residents are encouraged to make a pledge online at The first 200 pledges made will see their pledgers receive a reusable Nottinghamshire Recycles water bottle and all pledgers can opt in for the chance to win an eco hamper to help start their reduced waste journey this year.

Potential pledges could be:
To check the recycling information online and put the right things in the right bin
To ensure any wrapping paper bought this year can be recycled
To learn how to compost at home,
To get a separate recycling bin in the bathroom for all those plastic bottles and cardboard tubes
To tell 5 people that aerosol cans can go into the recycling bin at home

Once they have decided on their pledge, Veolia and Nottinghamshire County Council are asking all participants to share their pledge online using the hashtag #NottsRecycles and encourage more people to take part.

Coun Wallace said: “We can all play a part in saving our environment by reducing our waste, reusing where possible and recycling.
Join with me this January in making a Notts Recycles pledge, and in return Veolia will donate £1 for every pledge to my chosen charity for the year My Sight Nottinghamshire.”

Lydia Fenton, fundraising manager for My Sight Nottinghamshire, said: “We are delighted to be part of Veolia’s Notts Recycles campaign this year. Every penny we receive from pledges will go towards helping support blind and partially sighted people in the local community. We are truly grateful to both Coun Wallace and Veolia for their support of My Sight Nottinghamshire.”

Lea Hawkes, general manager Veolia Nottinghamshire, added: “After a year like no other, I’d like to ask everyone in Notts to make a Notts Recycles pledge for a brighter future. While spending more time at home we’ve all appreciated and recognised the benefits we are afforded by having our green spaces, clean water, trees and wildlife around us. Let’s look to the future and help save these precious natural resources.”