Adventurous reward for recycling pledge!
Published Thursday 5th July 12 in Council - news and information releases news
A Southend Dad has clinched a breathtaking prize for his commitment to recycling!
Michael Cuthbert, 39, made a special e-pledge to be a dedicated Southend recycler, and his name was picked out in the first monthly draw of the other recycling e-pledgers.
As a result, the lucky recycler won two free Big Ride wrist bands for Adventure Island on Southend seafront.
He said: "Signing up via the website to be a committed recycler was very easy.
"Recycling is so important in making sure we dispose of our waste in a sustainable way and I am proud to be part of the campaign - winning these tickets is a complete bonus!"
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, working in partnership with Cory Environmental recently revamped and re-launched its vital 'Recycle for Southend' campaign.
This new e-pledge scheme is just one of the ways residents can get involved, and there are terrific prizes to be won from the monthly draw of committed recyclers.
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council's Executive Councillor for Public Protection, Waste and Transport, Councillor Tony Cox said: "We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has so far made this recycling commitment, and well done to Mr Cuthbert for being our first winner!
"This e-pledge scheme and our many other recycling opportunities are helping us towards our target of 60 per cent recycling in Southend by 2015.
"However, to reach this challenging goal, we need to keep up the pace and harness the combined efforts of everyone in the borough."
Local businesses such as Adventure Island (part of the Stockvale Group) are also joining the 'Recycle for Southend' campaign, by undertaking to reduce their waste and recycle more.
This includes encouraging staff to sign up as Recycling Champions, and looking at how they can help their customers to recycle more.
Marc Miller, Managing Director at Adventure Island said: "We have over two million visitors a year and they generate a lot of waste!
"It is vital that we find a more sustainable way to deal with this rubbish and that is why we are doing everything we can to support the Recycle for Southend campaign.
"We look forward to welcoming Mr Cuthbert to Adventure Island in the near future"
Southend residents can pledge their commitment to recycling on the website and can sign up to be part of the Recycling Champion scheme, spreading the recycling word and encouraging friends and relatives to recycle what they can.
Local businesses can also show their commitment to recycling by becoming a business partner of the Recycle for Southend campaign.
Visit www.southend.gov.uk/recyclingchampions today and pledge your support to help Southend reach 60 per cent recycling.