COMMUNITY groups, schools and good causes in Moray are being given the chance to win £500 worth of vouchers to buy new electrical products as part of an initiative to promote responsible recycling.
The Powering Communities campaign is being run by REPIC, a not-for-profit company which recycles over half of the waste electrical and electronic equipment generated in the UK.
Unwanted electrical and electronic equipment is one of the country’s fastest growing waste streams.
The competition is open to any local community group, school or good cause such as not-for-profit organisations and registered charities and entrants simply need to answer:
What electrical product do you need and how will it make a difference?
… followed by: What is the name of the REPIC Robot mascot?
Moray Council’s waste management officer, Steve Williamson, said: “We have worked in partnership with REPIC for over ten years and in that time the partnership has provided opportunities for residents to recycle their waste electrical appliances and materials through our community recycling sites.
“This initiative is a great opportunity to bring further benefit to communities and to encourage responsible recycling.”
REPIC chief executive, Mark Burrows-Smith, said: “We are proud to have collected and treated over two million tonnes of waste electrical and electronic equipment to date and we hope that the Powering Communities campaign will encourage people to think about responsibly recycling their old electricals, particularly when they purchase new ones.
“It is great to team up with Moray Council and we are looking forward to receiving the entries.”
To enter, simply fill in the online form via REPIC’s website, www.responsible-recycling.co.uk
The closing date is June 19.
Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 95,510 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.
Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.
Headquartered in Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.
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