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SCHOOL CHILDREN CELEBRATE RECYCLE WEEK WITH BARRATT HOMES AND POWERDAY

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Barratt Homes has teamed up with Powerday to help hundreds of pupils celebrate Recycle Week (17th – 23rd June) with an initiative that saw plastic milk bottles exchanged for garden furniture made entirely from recycled plastic.

The campaign, in its second year, forms part of the Barratt Homes Education Programme and was designed to demonstrate to children how rubbish can be saved from landfill and be used to make viable products.  The 14 schools, selected for their proximity to Barratt Homes’ developments in the South East, were challenged to collect as many plastic bottles as possible for recycling in a bin provided by Powerday.

After a fortnight, the bins full of empty milk bottle containers were removed by Powerday and replaced by brightly coloured benches and picnic tables made from recycled plastic milk bottles.

“Barratt Homes is committed to recycling at our developments and see sustainability as an extremely important issue. The project has allowed us to work together with Powerday on an activity that is part the Barratt Homes Education Programme. The programme provides educational experiences for any age group to learn from construction locally. The Recycle Week activity has been a fun and interesting way to teach younger people about the importance of recycling and we hope that it will inspire the pupils to continue recycling in the future.”Gary Ennis, Southern Region Managing Director for Barratt Developments

Powerday manages construction and demolition waste for Barratt Homes, from sites in the Southern Region.  The companies have been working together since 2010 to achieve Barratt Homes’ industry-leading environmental targets.

“We are very pleased to deliver this Recycle Week challenge with Barratt Homes and to help children understand both the importance of recycling and the benefits of doing so. It’s great to get behind the scheme and see how the children have enjoyed collecting the bottles and being rewarded for their efforts.”Simon Little, Sales & Marketing Director, Powerday 

For more information about Barratt Homes, please visit www.barratthomes.co.uk

For more information about Powerday, please visit www.powerday.co.uk