Environment

The Globe Foundation celebrates Aviva funding for plastics recycling

The Litterbug Project has won £9,840 for its community recycling facility, following an announcement this week by the Aviva Community Fund. Globe’s Litterbug Project which is based on-site at the Globe Eco Centre, will help to minimise plastic waste and litter in the local environment through a community education and recycling centre.

The project will encourage community action through litter picking events and recycling schemes which will help to collect waste plastics. The recycling workshop will then process the waste materials, whilst also providing hands-on activities for community clubs, schools and the community, crafting with the recycled plastics.

The Litterbug Project competed with over 3,000 community projects around the UK to receive funding as part of the Aviva Community Fund 2018. The nationwide initiative, now in its fourth year, called upon local supporters to champion a project in their area to be in with a chance of securing funding ranging from £1,000 up to £25,000.

Each organisation had to galvanise the support of their local community to vote for their entry in one of three categories. Over 4 million votes were placed this year, with over 2,000 local projects benefitting from the funding since the Aviva Community Fund was established.

Globe Director, Kate Copeland says: “It is an honour to have been chosen to receive this much-needed funding and we would like to thank everyone that voted for us. The funding has enabled us to open our recycling workshop, which will be in operation from the 18th February. The workshop will be able to recycle all sorts of plastics including black plastics and other problem items that can’t be put into current household recycling.”

This prize fund follows on from three other recent awards from packaging specialist Cambrian Packaging, the Daily Mail newspaper and the Nineveh Charitable Trust, who have all contributed towards the set-up of the workshop facility. With the majority of the funding secured, the project will be in a position to start recycling waste plastic from mid-February and will be open to the public to help further awareness and reduce the negative impact of waste plastic within Uttoxeter and the surrounding areas.

For more information please visit https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/voting/project/view/4-2831

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