A north Northumberland first school has come second in the nationwide McVitie’s Wrappers to Riches recycling contest, winning a £75 charity donation prize and a McVitie’s goodie bag full of biscuits.
A staggering 8,822 used biscuit wrappers were collected by Wooler First School’s network of collectors and the wider local community during the three-month contest, which ended on April 30.
This achievement shows a consistent commitment to recycling from Wooler First School, which also won TerraCycle’s Biscuit Wrapper Round-Up contest in 2013.
Wooler First School has already raised an incredible £2,372 for the school through TerraCycle’s recycling fund-raising schemes.
Dave Sage, from the school’s eco-committee, said they were disappointed not to have retained their title, but delighted to be runners-up.
Residents can continue to help the school’s recycling efforts. See www.recyclewooler.org.uk to find the closest drop-off point.