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Ideas plea as Norfolk plastics recycling scheme ends 

JonHammondA recycling plastics scheme which has raised over £7,000 for the Matthew Project over the past six years has been forced to close and the organiser is looking for new ways to raise cash for the Christian charity.

Over the past six years Plastic4Charity has been able to recycle approximately 140 tonnes of plastic and raise more than £7,000 for The Matthew Project.

A spokesperson for the Matthew Project said: “We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has taken part in our Plastic4Charity scheme over the last six years.  It has been one of our most successful fundraising campaigns and has been instrumental in helping to raise money and awareness of our work. We would also like to thank Jon Hammond for setting this project up and working tirelessly to ensure its great success.

“As of January 2018, Plastic4Charity has sadly had to come to an end due to a decrease in the price of plastics. Going forward, you can now put the majority of plastics in your kerbside recycling collected by your district councils.”

Voluntary Project Manager, Jon Hammond, who helped to organise the scheme, said: “We are looking for ideas for other materials for recycling to earn Money for The Matthew Project since we have 100s of "redundant collectors" in Norfolk churches and schools and a huge amount of goodwill.”

If you have any ideas, please email Jon at: care4all316@yahoo.co.uk 

Pictured above is Jon Hammond with one of the recycling stations.
 


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