Creative children called upon to help promote recycling

Budding young artists are being challenged to get colourful and creative by designing a poster which will be displayed on three new recycling collection vehicles.

Veolia Environmental Services and Sheffield City Council are asking pupils across the city to create a design that will encourage residents to recycle more through their kerbside recycling service.

Paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, glass bottles and jars and cans can all be recycled through the blue bin and blue box collection service. And whilst the move to the alternate week collection service has seen an increase in the amount of waste being recycled there is still room for improvement!

Kate Townrow, Waste Awareness Officer, Veolia Environmental Services said, “Veolia are encouraging children to get imaginative and design a poster that will help boost recycling. In addition to winning book vouchers, we think that having the winning designs displayed on the side of a collection vehicle for everyone in Sheffield to see is a lovely incentive.”

To enter the competition, children need to design a simple poster to encourage recycling. The poster should include pictures of a blue bin, blue box and the various items that can be recycled inside them. The poster must be drawn in crayon, pencil crayons or felt pens on a A4 sheet of landscape paper and include their name, age and contact details on the reverse.

Entries need to be sent to Kate Townrow, Veolia Environmental Services, Lumley Street, Sheffield S4 7ZJ by no later than Friday 12 July 2013.
There are will be three prize winners who will each win £50 each in book vouchers, and see their winning designs displayed on the side of three recycling collection vehicles.

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Contacts

Ashleigh Salmon
off. : 0203 567 3663
ashleigh.salmon2@veolia.com
Kate Townrow
off. : 0203 567 3720
kate.townrow@veolia.com
Visit us at www.veolia.co.uk/sheffield or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Recycle4Shef