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Latest environment news from the Suffolk Free Press, suffolkfreepress.co.uk, @sfpsudbury on Twitter

Latest environment news from the Suffolk Free Press, suffolkfreepress.co.uk, @sfpsudbury on Twitter

Sudbury has been chosen as one of the first places in the country to house a recycling bin especially for Tassimo coffee machine discs.

The discs and their outer foil packaging are often sent to landfill sites due to their mixture of plastics.

Now though, new bins at centres across the county mean these can be recycled, with any money made from the discs going to charity.

Alan Clark, who will administrate the collections in Suffolk, said: “I am delighted FCC Environment will house collection bins at 11 sites across Suffolk to enable people to recycle their Tassimo packaging waste.

“Two TerraCycle points are earned for the weight of each piece recycled, with each point equal to a one pence contribution.

“All money raised will be used to help fund the work of the East Anglian Air Ambulance, so we encourage local people to drop off all the discs and foil packaging and tell all their friends and family to do the same.

“The aim is not only to reduce waste sent to landfill but also to raise cash for the air ambulance.”

The bin has been sited at the household waste recycling centre in Sandy Lane.

 

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