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Workshop to boost ‘plastic-free’ status

By timesecholife on in All News, Featured News

A CAMPAIGN to rid Uttoxeter of litter and help turn it into a plastic-free town has been given a cash boost by the town council.

Members of Uttoxeter Town Council agreed to supply the sundry grant of £500 to The Globe Foundation as part of The Litterbug Project.

With the initiative costing £29.5k, the foundation are hoping to collect litter from across the town before recycling plastic waste into useful, everyday items for the community.

As part of the project, the foundation is aiming to set up and hold regular workshops, based at the Strawberry Garden Centre at Bramshall Road.

Funding, which is coming from Big Lottery Grant, Crowdfunding, donations, Uttoxeter Lions, the Daily Mail’s Keep Britain Tidy campaign and now Uttoxeter Town Council will help towards costs.

Costs for the project include the setting up of the workshop and the equipment required.

The Globe Foundation hopes to use this funding to set up the scheme in late October, and say it will run until March 2019.

When applying for the grant, a spokesman for the foundation said: “It will help provide a cleaner, safer and litter free town and encourage community action and unity.

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