Recycling wizard Alison’s charity collection



How many crisp packets are there in 22 kilos of them? A Shaftesbury woman can tell you, after collecting the mammoth amount in a drive to recycle. Alison Harding is collecting all sorts after registering with Terracycle earlier this year. The list of items she can take for recycling include: Pet food pouches, treats bags, biscuits bags, lids, plastic wrapper securing six packs (pouches need to be cleaned and dry), crisp packets and plastic can carriers.

She can also recycle Hasbro toys, Ferrero Rocher packaging (all except paper cups), Lavazza coffee eco caps (with or without coffee grounds), Ella’s Kitchen and other brand food pouches with caps and all cheese packaging, but not with nets or wax.
Loads of different plastics can be dropped off at her address in Shaftesbury – to get a full list go to her Facebook page Alison’s Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance Terracycle.

The items are sent off to make other items including tables, chairs and watering cans.
Not only that, but the money Alison gets for all this environmental goodness goes to the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. All money gets sent direct to them via Terracycle.

Alison said: “To date £170 has been raised for this worthy charity.“This week I sent off 22kg of crisp packets!” Go to her Facebook page for details.

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  1. Great stuff. We would like to contribute some recycling, but being wrinklies, we don’t do Facebook , so can’t find Alisons Facebook page to see what she wants. Is there another way please?

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