Shoppers and retailers in Barnstaple town centre are invited to be part of the recycling programme Every Can Counts. The scheme aims to make it easier for people to recycle aluminium cans when they are ‘on the go’ and Barnstaple town centre is the first large retail site in the South West to launch the programme. Read more.
Every Can Counts has been introduced as part of a focused green strategy, which is being implemented by BID Barnstaple in partnership with Barnstaple Town Council. It demonstrates an environmental commitment, which includes diverting as much waste from landfill as possible and forms part of the BID civic pride initiative, which aims to encourage both traders and shoppers alike to take pride in their town centre. Stores and restaurants within Barnstaple town centre will all have the opportunity to get involved with the scheme, and upon request will be provided free of charge, Every Can Counts recycling boxes and promotional materials to encourage both staff and shoppers to recycle their empty drink cans.
Barnstaple is the first retail site in the South West to introduce Every Can Counts, and already has the Green Lanes shopping centre already on board. Cans are being collected and processed by local community recycling enterprise, Community Resources, a not-for-profit organisation based in Ilfracombe with a satellite unit in Barnstaple which
provide meaningful and worthwhile activities for adults with learning disabilities. This includes recycling, garden projects, parks and gardens work and various other activities in the community. Each can recycled saves energy and raw materials, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
If you are a business in Barnstaple Town Centre and would like to be involved with the scheme, the please ring Paul Williams on 01271 855510 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, visit: www.everycancounts.co.uk
Left to Right: Jan Dayman, Manager of Green Lanes, Steven Smith, Community Resource Service User, Anne Jenkins, Clerk Barnstaple Town Council and Dane Stanley, Chairman of BID Barnstaple.
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