New recycling campaign to help terminally ill

Nottinghamshire residents are being encouraged to recycle drink cans and plastic bottles to help raise money for local people who are being cared for by Nottinghamshire Hospice, Nottinghamshire County Council chairman’s chosen charity.

The money raised will be used to help those with terminal and life-limiting illnesses, their families and carers.

Veolia, Nottinghamshire County Council’s waste management contractor, is donating £2 for every tonne of recyclable plastic bottles and cans collected from kerbside recycling bins.

750 tonnes of plastic bottles and cans were collected in 2016, and Veolia has promised to donate an additional £500 bonus to the charity if the total reaches 1,000 tonnes in January this year.

John Handley, chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “Nottinghamshire Hospice gives people vital support in their most difficult times. This campaign will help to raise funds to help them in their brilliant work supporting those with terminal and life-limiting illnesses, their families and carers. In the run up to and during Christmas, we tend to buy a lot more compared to other times of the year - so now is a good time for us all to recycle more, which will raise money for this fantastic charity.”

Wayne Draycott, treatment manager at Veolia, said: “Recycling correctly is a great New Year’s resolution to pledge and by supporting this campaign everyone will be helping us to recycle more for Nottinghamshire and raise money for this very worthwhile charity.”

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