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HOLBEACH PARISH COUNCIL: New recycling point for empty crisp packets could bring extra funds into community




Holbeach Parish Council has opened a new collection point for empty crisp packets in the town.

The council has joined a recycling scheme run by Walkers Snack Foods and recycling firm TerraCycle, setting up a collection point at its office in 11 West End, Holbeach.

In return for donated crisp packets, the scheme offers charity points based on the number of bags collected.

Coun Isobel Hutchinson at the new crisp packet recycling point set up by Holbeach Parish Council. Photo supplied. (7379091)
Coun Isobel Hutchinson at the new crisp packet recycling point set up by Holbeach Parish Council. Photo supplied. (7379091)

The points are then exchanged for financial donations to a non-profit organisation of the parish council’s choice, with the amount given dependent on the number of bags collected.

Coun Isobel Hutchinson said: "We are always getting requests for grants from groups across the parish and we know that money is tight for a lot of people, including the council.

"Now people can bring their empty crisp packets here, knowing that the funds raised will be distributed as the council sees fit to anyone that applies to it.

"All you need to do is to take your empty crisp packets to the council offices and drop them in the box behind the door.

"In addition, we are happy to work with businesses and community groups interested in becoming satellite sites so the benefits are distributed around the parish."

The scheme is now open and any business or group that would like to be a satellite collection point, email holbeachpc@btconnect.com or post a message on the Facebook page @HolbeachParishCouncil



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