Reviive present Harlescott Grange Primary School with cheque for £200 from recycling competition

A Shrewsbury primary school has won a prize for collecting the most waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) for recycling.

Organised by Veolia in partnership with Shropshire Council and Reviive; representatives from which recently presented a cheque for £200 to Harlescott Grange Primary School; the  Shropshire-wide competition encouraged children to take broken or unwanted electrical items  such as toasters and hair dryers to their school for recycling, instead of throwing them away.

Over 4,100 children from 16 schools took part and nearly 3,600 kg of unwanted electrical items were collected in total. Harlescott Grange Primary School’s contribution was 1227 kg, 3.37 per pupil. 

Julie Hotchkiss, retail manager at Reviive said: “This was a fun competition but with a serious message about the potential of recycling and reducing landfill that we hope young children can benefit from. Everyone at Harlescott Grange Primary School should be congratulated as their final tally of recycled products was absolutely fantastic. Even though it was the heaviest collection, the number of children at the school meant the per-head total was less than the winning entry, but a worthy and well-earned second place.”

Clement Gaubert, Veolia WEEE scheme manager said: “We are delighted to have worked with Shropshire Council and Reviive on this initiative. We believe the competition has been a great success and has helped raise awareness among the young people about the benefits of recycling their electrical waste.”

Picture: Presenting a cheque for £200 to year six pupils Tia James and Mitchell Lovett, from Harlescott Grange Primary School’s eco council, (left to right) Angela James, PR communications officer, Veolia, Lisa Twidale, head teacher, Harlescott Grange Primary School and Julie Hotchkiss, retail manager, Reviive.


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