Metal recycling business, EMR Metal Recycling, has partnered with the electrical retailer, Currys PC World, to launch a waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and metals recycling initiative in UK schools.
‘Recyclabots’, a free schools education programme aimed at Key Stage 2, has been launched to coincide with Recycle Week, to help schools and children to learn about metals and recycling.
It teaches children about recycling, why it is necessary and how it benefits the planet, whilst rewarding schools with Currys PC World vouchers for recycling old tech and metal waste through the programme.
Kesah Trowell, head of sustainable business at Currys PC World, says: “We want to inspire children to make positive environmental changes by recycling metal and old or unused tech, such as phones, hair dryers and household waste metal. With our ‘Recyclabots’ schools programme, children can learn about the importance of metals and the programme will inform a generation who we hope will make recycling a natural part of their everyday life.”
EMR UK Chief Executive, Andrew Brady, said: “The more metal we recycle, the less ore and virgin materials we need to take from the ground in the race to meet consumers’ needs. It’s important to consider the impact of waste for future generations.
“The more metal we recycle, the less ore and virgin materials we need to take from the ground in the race to meet consumers’ needs. It’s important to consider the impact of waste for future generations.”
“As a world leading metal recycler, we know a thing or two about the world of metal and the science that comes with it. We are passionate about passing our knowledge on the importance of recycling to future generations and proud to launch ‘Recyclabots’ in partnership with Currys PC World.”
The ‘Recyclabots’ scheme has been developed in response directly to The Prince’s Responsible Business Network, Waste to Wealth Initiative – launched by Business in the Community. In November last year, EMR was announced as one of seven Waste to Wealth Champions committed to identifying challenges and developing innovative solutions to avoid catastrophic climate change and restore the health of our environment.
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