28 June - Winning posters put recycling in the spotlight
Middlesbrough's young environmentalists have been using their artistic talents to make the town a greener place
Middlesbrough's young environmentalists have been using their artistic talents to make the town a greener place.
Youngsters from eight schools went head-to-head in a poster competition to promote recycling as part of National Recycle Week.
Their efforts were then judged by a panel consisting of Councillor Nicky Walker, Middlesbrough Council's Executive Member for Streetscene Services and officers from the Council, Biffa and mima.
First prize went to the team from Rose Wood Primary School in Coulby Newham, who will now see their design on the side the Biffa recycling vehicles that collect the recycling from the households across town.
They also picked up a cheque for £50 towards the work of their school's Eco Group, to further develop local recycling and green initiatives.
The winners were announced by Cllr Walker at a presentation evening at myplace for all those who took part.
Cllr Walker said: "Our young people set great store by making the town a greener and more sustainable place to live, and that's abundantly clear in the enthusiasm they have shown throughout Recycle Week.
"We had some fantastic entries which showed great creativity and imagination, and picking a winner wasn't an easy task."
Recycle Week is organised by WRAP which is working to create a world without waste and where resources are used efficiently sustainably.
Find out more at www.wrap.org.uk