Schools win thousands of pounds in recycling contest

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Primary school children get creative for recycling educational programme

Waste management company Mick George has awarded 1,000 prizes to school children as part of a recycling educational programme.

For the last eight weeks the company has given children in Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire the chance to win the cash for their school by challenging the children to create their own scaled-down version of the company's Recycle-Trux vehicles out of recyclable materials.

The aim was to give youngsters a better understanding of the impact of waste on the environment and to encourage them to reduce, re-use and recycle more.

Communications manager Sean Feeley said: “It is particularly important to target children as they will help define the future of waste and resources in the UK. There is quite a strong argument in some circles for making issues of recycling and the circular economy a strong part of the national curriculum.”

Mick George is one of the leading suppliers of the construction industry in East Anglia and the East Midlands with more than 320 HGVs dealing with excavation, demolition and earthmoving.

Finance director Jon Stump added: "As with many of our initiatives, we’re continuously engaging with local schools to help educate children on important matters.”

Previous projects, such as ‘Skips for Schools’ and ‘Recycle.Bots’, had proved activity-led initiatives were a good way of getting children to engage with the world of waste, he said.

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