Householders across Perth and Kinross are being encouraged to take part in the ‘Give Your Glass forChildren’s Hospices Across Scotland, (formerly known as the Childrens Hospice Association Scotland), Campaign’, which is being delivered by Perth & Kinross Council in partnership withChildren’s Hospices Across Scotland.
To measure the success of the Campaign,the amount of glass bottles and jars recycled at all recycling centres and pointsis measured and compared with the amount recycled before the Campaign. Any increase measured during this time is calculated and the income generated is awarded to CHAS. So the more glass bottles and jars thatyou recycle, the more money we can together raise for CHAS.
Alison Rennie of CHAS said: “We’re delighted to be working with PKC on this Campaign. Not everyone is able to make a financial donation to a charity but we all have glass jars and bottles which we can recycle at a local Recycling Point and this can help raise money for charity. On average, every family in the UK uses around 330 glass bottles and jars each year* so check where your nearest Glass Recycling Points are by visiting http://www.pkc.gov.uk/article/14812/Find-my-nearest-recycling-centre-or-point and then pop by with one glass bottle or glass jar at a time, as soon as it is empty.”
Glass bottles and jars can be recycled over and over again without losing quality. By recycling more glass bottles and jars people are helping to save the raw materials of sand, soda ash and limestone which are used to make new glass. Householders who recycle glass are also contributing to the Scottish target of 60 per cent of household recycling by 2020 by sending fewer glass bottles and jars to landfill.