We have signed up for an innovative recycling programme called Recycool which turns old mobile phone and PDA handsets and used printer cartridges into cash for the school.
Recycool develops the pupils’ enterprise skills as well as teaching them about recycling and the importance of protecting the environment. The programme also allows us to raise funds – the more mobile phones, PDAs and cartridges, CD’s and DVD’s we collect, the more money we will receive in exchange for these products. They money we raise from these efforts will go towards Eco-Council and Forest School projects around the school.
You can support our Recycool initiative by donating your own empty printer cartridges, mobile phones, CSs/DVDs, and PDAs. We have a collection box for these items in the main foyer next to the blue chairs. So if you normally put empty cartridges in the bin or have an old mobile gathering dust in a drawer please drop them into the box.
Not only can collecting these items normally considered as rubbish raise funds for the school, it can also help the environment. Handsets and cartridges contain toxic substances which, if they are dumped in landfill, can leak into the surrounding soil and pollute the earth. When they are Recycooled they will be passed to recycling experts Redeem, who refurbish the products for reuse.
Getting your workplace involved in the programme can generate even more funds for the school as well as benefiting the business – log on to www.recycool.org to find out how. To sign up your place of work, please speak with Miss R or Mrs. Rutherford.
Thanks for your continued support of CCB Eco-Council.