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School leading the UK in coffee recycle competition

Dave Sage (administrator of local scheme) and Tom Sage, pupil at Wooler First School, with some collected coffee packaging waste at the Wooler Coffee Packaging Brigade collection point which the school administrates at the Cheviot Centre on Padgepool Place in Wooler.

Dave Sage (administrator of local scheme) and Tom Sage, pupil at Wooler First School, with some collected coffee packaging waste at the Wooler Coffee Packaging Brigade collection point which the school administrates at the Cheviot Centre on Padgepool Place in Wooler.

Wooler First School is at the top of the leaderboard after just one month of a six-month challenge to reduce the amount of coffee packaging waste being sent to landfill.

The school is calling for local people, community groups and businesses in Wooler and north Northumberland to drop off their used coffee refill bags, coffee bean bags, single serving coffee stick and sachets and coffee jar lids of any brand to the outdoor public access collection point at the Cheviot Centre on Padgepool Place which is available 24 hours a day.

The contest is part of the Coffee Packaging Brigade, a recycling fund-raising scheme set up by Kenco and recycling experts TerraCycle that offers communities a chance to recycle coffee packaging, which ends up in landfill.

The Coffee Break Champions contest started on March 1 and just over a month in Wooler is at the top of the leaderboard.

Prizes will be awarded to the locations that have saved the most coffee packaging waste from landfill by August 31.

As well as collecting to become the Coffee Break Champions, Wooler First School earn two points for the weight of each unit of coffee packaging waste they send in.

Each point is redeemable for a one penny contribution to the school.

So far 19,140 units of coffee packaging waste has been saved from landfill and the school has raised £386.80.

The school has numerous brigades which recycle waste and support the environment.

 

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