New way to recycle Yellow Pages

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New way to recycle Yellow Pages

For the first time residents will now be able to recycle their old Yellow Pages by placing them in the green kerbside recycling boxes or at one of Stroud District Council's paper banks.

In the past papers mills were reluctant to accept Yellow Pages directories as they contained a yellow dye. However, they are now being manufactured without this dye so the mill SDC send them to, Aylesford Newsprint, can recycle them.

To launch this exciting recycling development, 12 schools in the district will be taking part in the Yellow Woods Challenge which aims to get the pupils to recycle as many old directories as possible. The Yellow Pages have provided financial support for four prizes totalling 700. Pupils at Thrupp Primary School were thrilled to meet woodland creature Kirk, the competition mascot, who called in at the School to help launch the challenge.

Michael Kelly, Public Space Officer at Stroud District Council said:

"This is a great opportunity to increase recycling in the district whilst also educating young people about the environment. The competition is an excellent way to get the children interested in recycling and we are urging residents to help their local schools out by giving them their old directory when the new one is delivered".

For more information on the location of the paper banks visit www.stroud.gov.uk/recycling. For further information call SDC's waste hotline on 01453 754424.

The schools taking part in the competition are;

Eastcombe PS

Cranham Church of England PS

Coaley PS

Christ Church, Church of England PS

Cam Woodfield Juniors

The British School

Hillesley PS

St Dominic's Catholic PS

Randwick PS

Parliament PS

Longney Church of England PS

Thrupp PS

Posted : 07/04/2009 17:08:12

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