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Bra-vo for recycling!
Friday 26th March, 2010

Bra-vo for recycling!
Dr Gail Robinson, Julie Carrier and Sally Wolstencroft from the councilís Waste and Recycling Team make a deposit at the bra bank in Platt Bridge.

When it comes to recycling Wigan Council likes to keep abreast of new ideas aimed at making our borough a greener place.

So when the councilís Waste and Recycling Team heard about a scheme for turning certain garments into a means of helping the environment, itís not something they could keep close to their chests for very long.

At 12 points across the borough there are now special new recycling banks that can take unwanted bras.
And as well as helping the environment, anyone using the new banks will not only be helping the environment but some worthy causes at the same time.

The discarded bras will be sent to parts of Africa, Pakistan, and Eastern Europe, where they are repaired and sold by local people. At the same time a donation will also be given to charities that support breast cancer.

The councilís Waste and Recycling team has teamed up with national recycling company BCR Global to promote the scheme.
And now those unwanted bras should be bagged and can be dropped off at the big pink recycling banks at the following locations:

  • The Stag Inn, Orrell Road, Orrell

  • B&Q Warehouse, Frith Street, Wigan

  • New Springs Ex-Servicemenís Club, Platt Street, Platt Bridge

  • The Red Lion, Church Street, Golborne

  • Lowton Co-op Late Shop, Church Lane, Lowton

  • Bickershaw Labour Club, Bickershaw Lane, Bickershaw

  • The Tamar, Wigan Road, Leigh

  • B&Q Superstore, Kirkhall Lane, Leigh

  • Astley & Tyldesley Minersí Club, Ley Road, Gin Pit Village, Tyldesley

  • Morrisonsí supermarket, Shuttle Street, Tyldesley

It is hoped that these trailblazers will soon be joined by a host of other Ďbra-banksí at recycling points across the borough.

Wigan Councilís Cabinet Champion for the Environment, Cllr David Molyneux says: ďWe know people in Wigan are becoming more and more passionate about recycling so itís great that we are increasing the number of items that you can put into the banks. I am sure plenty of women will make the most of this offer. Itís a great chance to clean out your wardrobe of all those unwanted items and to help a great cause at the same time.Ē

For more information on recycling and the environment in our borough visit Wigan Councilís website Ė www.wigan.gov.uk

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