Recycling volunteers launch new website

Recycling champions in Fenland are helping to make recycling easier than ever with the launch of a new 'what goes where' website.

Fenland District Council's Getting It Sorted recycling volunteers have launched their own website - www.gettingitsorted.org - thanks to grant funding from local wind farm developments.

The website has been designed to help people with their recycling, with a quick and simple search tool to illustrate what goes where and tips on how you can reduce or reuse your waste.

It's particularly useful to identify whether more complex items are recyclable such as disposable coffee cups, bubble wrap and electricals.

Councillor Peter Murphy, Fenland District Council's Portfolio Holder for the Environment, said: "It's great that money set aside for community benefit from local wind farm developments has been used by our volunteers to develop a new website that can help improve residents' recycling knowledge.

"Some of our residents have told us they're not sure what can and can't be recycled, and find recycling symbols on packaging confusing, but this will go some way to help."

The website is mobile friendly and can be viewed in six languages. It is also in its test phase, and feedback from the community is welcome.

The Getting It Sorted volunteers have also set up their own Facebook page to raise further awareness of recycling - just search for 'Getting It Sorted Volunteers'.

Interested in becoming a recycling volunteer? You can find out more about what the volunteers do in the community and the different roles available at: www.fenland.gov.uk/volunteers

Funding for the website was provided from three local wind farm community funds, which offer grants to groups living near wind farm developments to help them deliver projects which have an environmental benefit. To find out more about the Whitemill Environment Fund, the Ransonmoor Community Fund and the Glassmoor Local Environment Fund, visit: www.fenland.gov.uk/grants

Article added: January 8, 2020

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