Teignbridge District Council is introducing a limited-edition England recycling bin for the World Cup.
The red and white twin-bin can be used for tin cans and plastic bottles as well as general waste, and they intend it to be a visual reminder for footy fans around Teignbridge to recycle their empties throughout the tournament.
It’s one of only 11 bins of its type in the country, and was produced especially for the World Cup by Linpac Environmental. The company made the bin available to local authorities through a prize draw, of which Teignbridge was one of the 11 winners. The council will take the bin on tour while the tournament is on, visiting different locations around the district where footfall is likely to be heavier.
And to encourage more people to recycle ‘on-the-go’ while they’re out and about, Teignbridge will also be running a competition open only to those who are seen using the bin during the World Cup. Staff will be keeping an eye on the bin throughout its tour, and anybody spotted using it will be offered the chance to be entered in to a draw to win a pair of tickets to see their favourite Devon-based football team play.
(Image, from left to right: Vince Wright, area sales manager for Linpac Environmental, Cllr Gordon Hook, Teignbridge Executive member for Environmental Services, Ben Lang (aged 2), Anna Lang from Teignbridge District Council’s waste and recycling team Josh Lang (aged 4))