Teignbridge District Council has joined forces with carton-maker Tetra Pak to launch a competition to get residents to squash their used cartons before recycling them. (From a press release)
To celebrate that residents have embraced carton recycling since the introduction of bring bank collection facilities in January 2008 and to minimise the chances of the bins overflowing, the council and Tetra Pak are challenging residents to come up with the most original way to squash their empty cartons in the ‘How do you squash yours?’ competition.
Cllr Gordon Hook, Teignbridge Executive Spokesperson for Environmental Service told the Devon Week: “We are very happy to be supporting the ‘How do you squash yours?’ competition to encourage more people to squash every time they recycle. This helps reduce the number of vehicles needed for collecting material and ensures our collection points don’t risk overflowing.
“Local people have responded really well to the availability of carton recycling facilities in the area, but we wanted to do something exciting to encourage everyone to recycle as many of their cartons as possible.
“We hope that everyone has great fun coming up with ideas for the competition and putting them in to action. Of course we do ask that everyone taking part makes sure that they’re doing so safely and in a responsible way.”
Find out more at the Tetra Pak How Do You Squash Yours? page