Communities win funding for waste recycling projects

Community schemes to recycle waste have been given a boost by Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority and its contactor Veolia Environmental Services.

Four community projects have been awarded a total of £20,000 for their ideas on waste awareness workshops, educational workshops and re-use swap shops.

The funding was made available to community sector and not-for-profit organisations to encourage communities to get involved in sustainable waste management.

The projects range from showing how low income parents can reduce, re-use and recycle waste and a recycling video game for schoolchildren.

Director of Veolia Environmental Services Merseyside & Halton, Alex Paterson, said: "We hope that the projects we have chosen will bring positive changes to the local community and promote recycling and sustainability."

The projects will run throughout 2011. Alison Brown


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