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Sheffield Beavers earn their environment badges

Kate Townrow, Waste Awareness Officer, Veolia Environmental Services and the Beavers.

Kate Townrow, Waste Awareness Officer, Veolia Environmental Services and the Beavers.

A Sheffield Beaver colony had bags of fun at a ‘Waste Wise’ session with recycling experts.

The 150th Sheffield Wadsley Church Scout Group on Worrall Way heard all about the benefits to the environment of using a bag for life instead of single-use supermarket plastic bags.

The session was organised by Veolia Environmental Services in partnership with Sheffield City Council.

Waste awareness officers Kate Townrow and Jane Westwood visited the colony to talk about recycling.

The session was the final stage for the Beavers in gaining their Environment Badges, which were presented to them at the end of the session.

Marcia Black, assistant Beaver leader, said: “The Beavers brought in their own unwanted plastic carrier bags from home and swapped them for one of our bags for life.

“They all pledged to use these bags instead and thought about ways in which they could all recycle more at home.”

Coun Jack Scott, cabinet member for environment, recycling and streetscene said: “Shoppers in Sheffield were also able to swap their plastic carrier bags for a bag for life at an event in the city centre recently.

“More than 1,500 bags were collected and about 500 people pledged to stop using single use plastic carrier bags, which are harmful to the environment and can take years to break down.”

n To find out more about recycling and reducing waste, visit www.veolia.co.uk/sheffield, email sheffieldenquiries@veolia.com, call 0114 273 4567 or follow Veolia on Twitter @recycle4Shef.

 

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