Football World Cup – and Recycling those Empties in Hedge End
By Caroline_W | Monday, June 07, 2010, 10:27
Various pubs in and around Hedge End are providing venues for watching the World Cup – see Hedgeendpeople story, ‘The World Cup and Where to Watch (And Where not to Watch) In and Around Hedge End’ – but if you’ve decided you’ll be watching all or some of the matches from home and partying with a drink or two why not join Eastleigh Borough Council’s World Cup glass Recycling Challenge.
Photo from Flickr by Mark-Crossfield
The Council is providing additional glass recycling boxes specially branded with an England flag for all those extra bottles and glasses they’re expecting to require collecting during the World Cup season.
To order the World Cup boxes phone the Hedge End Council depot on 023 8068 8440 and you can request them to be delivered or collect in person from the depot in Botley Road (but you must phone first to reserve).
Cabinet Lead for Environment Louise Bloom says "Our Borough residents are simply fantastic recyclers. Together we have already achieved a great recycling rate of 46% putting the borough in the premier league of recycling and we couldn't achieve our great recycling rates without them. We know that around 70% of waste can be recycled so we are aiming to further improve the amount we recycle. I would encourage all our residents to join us in our World Cup recycling challenge, recycle their bottles and jars and get behind the England team this summer. Let’s hope that we can recycle celebratory champagne bottles too!"
According to the Council, recycling 330 glass containers (the amount an average family gets through in a year) would save enough energy to use a washing machine 100 times.
With the World Cup starting in less than a week on Friday 11 June and England’s first match on Saturday, against the USA if you think you might need extra recycling boxes give Eastleigh Borough Council a ring now (023 8068 8440).
P.S. I like Eastleigh Borough Council’s approach with Cllr Bloom wanting to find ‘celebratory champagne bottles’ in the recycling boxes, and the Eastleigh Borough Council website hoping we’ll be celebrating ‘many England victories’ – in stark contrast to the lack-of-faith tactic from the Hedge End shops offering money back deals if England wins!
Photo from Flickr by Mark-Crossfield.