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Bourne adopts plastic recycling schemes in a bid to save the planet




Plastic recycling schemes have been adopted in Bourne to help the environment and raise money for community projects.

Bourne Salvation Army and Bourne Galletly Medical Practice have signed up to TerraCycle projects to reduce the amount of rubbish going to landfill.

The church will collect biscuit wrappers and the surgery will collect inhalers.

Bourne Salvation Army is collecting biscuit wrappers for recycling
Bourne Salvation Army is collecting biscuit wrappers for recycling

Community manager for Bourne Salvation Army, Brooke Peverell,said: "We want to improve our carbon footprint and help the planet as much as possible.

"Proceeds from the recycling will go towards our community projects."

The collection point will open on Tuesday for people to drop off plastic biscuit, cake and cracker wrappers.

Bourne Salvation Army is collecting biscuit wrappers for recycling
Bourne Salvation Army is collecting biscuit wrappers for recycling

Each wrapper is worth one penny which will go towards music sessions at care homes and workshops for adults with learning disabilities.

Staff at Bourne Galletly Medical Practice are also working with the national TerraCycle company.

They are asking people to drop off used inhalers at the surgery in North Road.

Dr Rebecca Mitchell said: "We looked into inhaler recycling after pledging as a practice to be more green. We want to encourage our team and patients to be aware of how we can all do our bit."

Sarah Bailey with the collection box at Bourne Galletly Medical Practice
Sarah Bailey with the collection box at Bourne Galletly Medical Practice

The scheme accepts all types of inhalers which are taken apart and recycled into items like benches and soft play equipment.

Dr Mitchell said: "Patients with asthma are often prescribed two inhalers per month, so we anticipate being able to collect high volumes of plastic and look forward to feedback on how it is recycled or re-used."

To support the biscuit wrapper scheme email bourne@salvationarmy.org.uk

Find out about other schemes at www.terracycle.com/en-GB/brigades


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