On Monday, we launched a borough-wide waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) recycling competition at Ashmole Primary School in Kennington.
The competition is open to all Lambeth schools and participants have the chance to win cash prizes of £500, £300 and £200, which have been funded by our partners, Veolia Environmental Solutions, DHL Envirosolutions and SWEEEP Kuusakoski.
Participating schools are given a pink skip for a week during which pupils, teachers and parents are encouraged to clear out their cupboards, sheds, lofts and garages for old electrical items and bring them in for recycling rather than throwing them in the bin at home.
The project, which is linked to the National Curriculum encourages pupils to recycle old electrical equipment, such as toasters, hairdryers, DVD players, kettles and radios and highlights the importance of recycling electrical items.
Ashmole Primary School is the first in the borough to take part, with many others already signing up. Dates are being booked between October 2013 – July 2014 and are subject to availability.