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Arbroath baby wipes brigade deliver a recycling bin

Leanne McRitchie accepts a recycling bin from the Abbey Playgroup to help them raise money through the Terracycle scheme.

Leanne McRitchie accepts a recycling bin from the Abbey Playgroup to help them raise money through the Terracycle scheme.

Arbroath’s Abbey Playgroup has come up with a unique recycling scheme and way to raise money involving ... baby wipes.

On Tuesday the children donated a recycling bin to Morrisons supermarket to help boost their efforts.

Parents and carers are being urged to donate any empty Johnsons Baby Wipes packets, so Terracycle, a company founded to try and recycle items that before were un-recycleable, can recycle them into new products.

Abbey Playgroup treasurer Fiona McLachlan said: “The parents have been great trying to help us roll it out, handing out leaflets and spreading the word.”

Terracycle incentivise the scheme by giving back money to groups for every one kilogramme they send in.

The playgroup contacted Morrisons to see if they would be interested in helping with the scheme. “Morrisons have been great! They quickly came back and said they would help in any way they could,” said Ms MacLachlan.

Morrisons’ community champion Leanne McRitchie said: “I had to run it by head office to authorise the recycling bin but it is part of what we do here at Morrisons, being a part of the community is important and we are more than happy to help.”

As the children were shown around the shop, they were given food tasters.

“The kids love it! They get to go around and try wee tasters of the food,” said Ms McRitchie.

 

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