Children decorate wheelie bins to boost recycling

Young designers are decorating Merseyside wheelie bins to encourage more households to recycle.

Young designers are decorating Merseyside wheelie bins to encourage more households to recycle.
 

Adults, left to right, Andy Savage (Fire support network) and Glynn Stevenson (MRWA Waste Strategy Policy Officer). Kids, left to right, Darcie Rainbaird, Joseph Gilchrist, Ethan Foy (on the bin) with one of their winning designs.
The youngsters from Croxteth Child Development Service have designed a series of giant wheelie bin stickers to promote recycling messages.
 
They designed a series of three stickers as part of competition organised by the Fire Support Network’s Remove to Reuse project and funded by Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) and Veolia’s Community Fund.
 
MRWA Chief Executive Carl Beer said: “It’s great to get children involved in projects like this because they have so much influence over the habits of their parents and are really creative.
 
“The children have come up with some brilliant and very eye-catching ideas so I’m sure they’ll help get the message across.” Ends

 
Note to editors

  1. Fire Support Network (FSN), provides domestic property safety services to over 800 people per month throughout Merseyside.  The Remove to Reuse project provides practical support and educational advice which is given while staff are conducting home fire safety check risk assessments for their domestic clients.
  2. The MRWA and Veolia Community Fund supports community and voluntary sector groups, not for profit social enterprises and schools in Merseyside and Halton.
  3. MRWA operates (via a contract with Veolia) 14 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) for householders in the Merseyside area wishing to recycle and dispose of their own waste.
  4. Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority is responsible for the disposal of municipal waste on Merseyside. Established in 1986 following the abolition of Merseyside County Council, it is a statutory Authority that works with all the local authorities on Merseyside – Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral. MRWA takes a lead in advocating recycling, waste minimisation and safe and effective disposal of waste for Merseyside residents.