Glass Recycling photo winners announced

That is the message from children from all over Skye and Lochalsh who were invited to send in a photo of themselves doing just that in recent competition run by The Highland Council Waste Awareness Team.

Five lucky winners of the competition have received prizes of £23 family tickets for the Aros Cinema in Portree, courtesy of Aros and The Highland Council. The winning photos were sent in by Dylan (6) and Lauren (3) McGlynn (Carbost Primary/Nursery), Isabella Dobson (7)(Plockton Primary), Dylan Cameron (8)(P4 Bun Sgoil Shleite), Ellen MacIver (8)(P4 Staffin Primary) and Rowan MacDonald (11) (P7 Loch Duich Primary).

Presenting the prizes at the Recycling Point at The Fingal Centre, Portree on Saturday were Waste Management Assistant, Phil Dewar and Lance Mason of Aros.

Glass currently makes up 8% of household rubbish, and when sent to landfill wastes resources and the energy used in production – as well as costing Council taxpayers about £130 a tonne in landfill tax and disposal charges. We are currently recycling only about half of all glass bottles and jars.

Some householders recycle their glass bottles, but glass jars are often forgotten. This includes jars for sauces, jams, spices and baby foods. ALL glass bottles and jars can be recycled, and it’s easy to do. Just remove the lids and rinse them out before popping them into the nearest glass recycling bank.

There are currently 25 Glass Recycling Points in Skye and Lochalsh; the Highland Council is always prepared to look at increasing this number to make glass recycling more convenient for householders and can be contacted by emailing recycle@highland.gov.uk or calling 01349 886603

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28 Mar 2014
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