Kids can get creative at Breckland recycling event in Watton

Kids can get creative at an event that will help get the recycling message across.

Buttons, clothes and paint will get a second lease of life when youngsters transform plain canvas bags into something beautiful that conveys an important recycling message.

Trevor Carter, Breckland Council Executive Member for Place said The aim of the event is to get people thinking about how they use bags. One of the most important messages we will be asking the children to convey is to always leave items loose in your black recycling bin, and never bundle them up into a plastic bag. Plastic bags cannot be recycled and this can lead to the contents going to landfill.

The event has been organised by Breckland Council s Environmental Waste team.

The council s officers have recently been organising a number of events and activities across the district to raise awareness of the importance of recycling and also the need to reduce contamination in black recycling bins. Much of the officers focus has been working with schools and young people.

Cllr Carter continued: Our officers have been out and about in the district, working with many different groups. Whilst we have had a fantastic response from everyone, we have found that young children often make some of the best, most enthusiastic ambassadors for the recycling cause.

Beautiful Bags will be held on Wednesday 12 August, from 11am 2.00pm, at The Acorn Centre in Wayland House, High Street, Watton.

The session is free and all materials will be provided.

The event is suitable for both children and adults and there is no need to book.

For more information contact Breckland Waste Management and Engagement Officers Emma Lewins or Katie Ogilvie on 01362 656870.

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Kids can get creative at Breckland recycling event in Watton

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