Youngsters across Warwickshire join in The Big Recycling Hunt - The Leamington Observer

Youngsters across Warwickshire join in The Big Recycling Hunt

GREEN-thinking youngsters across Warwickshire have been searching for the “lost recyclables” during Recycling Week.

The Big Recycling Hunt saw primary school children learn more about how to increase their recycling efforts in order to save the planet.

In particular the children and their families were sent on a quest to find the ‘lost recyclables’ that too often find their way into the general waste bin. By focusing on commonly missed items such as empty aerosols, plastic cleaning product bottles and plastic toiletry bottles, event organisers Warwickshire County Council wanted to foster a deeper understanding of recycling in the younger generation.

Photos and videos of recycling successes have been shared on social media.

During the week WCC has also been offering assemblies and workshops on recycling, while other activities have included a ‘waste free lunch’ and home composting.

WCC climate spokesperson Coun Heather Timms said: “We want to provide primary school children with the enthusiasm, knowledge and tools to become waste reduction and recycling advocates, ensuring a healthier and more sustainable world for all.”

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