Sunday, March 25, 2007

Corporate Cans

Four boxes containing crushed. aluminium cans were delivered to the recycling centre last week. Kevin McDonagh and his colleagues at Sempra Metals in London have supported our recycling efforts for many years and more recently, sent a generous donation towards planting trees in Buckle's Wood.

I know that Kevin has tried hard and not been able to locate and donate the cans to a local, green school in London, hence the special delivery!

So very many thanks to Kevin and the metallic men and managers at Sempra. I shall put your cans in bin liners and take them to Whip Street Motors, who will pay us for their weight and we shall also receive the weight credit from Babergh District Council.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Green Textiles

I 'phoned them on Monday and by Friday, the Black Country Rags and Wiper Company had emptied our textile bank. Based in the West Midlands, their original name is an indication of past environmental conditions in a great industrial area.

BCR Global Texiles, a recent formed division of the original company, has supported our recycling centre in a reliably efficient way, since 1994.

It's good to know that very little, in the form of waste, leaves their premises. They even recycle the plastic bags that our old clothes and shoes are packed in.

I should think that quite a lot of the clothing from our bank, is sent to developing countries or disaster areas. At least none of ends up in landfill sites, but I'm not too sure about that old pair of patched jeans of mine...!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

A darker shade of Green

Good news? The frogs have woken up and are busy in our pond. Likewise, our politicians have woken up and are busily trying to impress with their new environmental initiatives. Let's hope we don't have too long to wait to see their plans turn into action. It would be great if our small country could become a world leader in all aspects of sustainable development and environmental issues

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

This is what we do!

Now there are two different aspects for out recycling activities. The Communuity Recycling Centre on the end of the playground where there are collection bins for villagers to use for their recyclable waste We then receive money in the form of weight credits from Babergh District council, and the value of the shoes and aluminium cans from Black Country Rags and Whip Street Motors.
The Recycling Centre has inspired the pupils environmental work, in fact the school was awarded the Eco-schools, Green Flag in 2002.

Takeback Limited
of Thetford collects cartridges from all the local and national companies that support our school and we receive a monthly cheque for their market value. In fact, since August 1996 the recycling fund has transferred £96,000 into the school's account to buy extra resources for our pupils. About 90% of the extra money derives from our cartridge recycling This scheme is brilliant.