Leafield Environmental, a Wiltshire based manufacturing company are proud to donate one of their Envirobank recycling bins to collect crisp packets at Wiltshire Air Ambulance airbase in Semington. The new recycling bin will be used by the charity and is not a public drop-off point.
The new recycling scheme has been set-up by Recycle for Wiltshire Air Ambulance (Recycle4WAA) and is part of their wider recycling programme that has raised £25,000 in the past 18 months for Wiltshire Air Ambulance who are celebrating their 30th year of operation this year.
Recycle4WAA was set-up in 2014 by Sam Peters and Lesa Snook and has gone from strength to strength. It now operates multiple recycling programmes across Wiltshire collecting crisp packets, baby food pouches, pet food packaging, Tassimo’s and L’or coffee pods, bread bags, oral care, contact lenses and confectionary wrappers. Volunteers collect packaging from public drop-offs at private households, public and commercial premises and relay to sorting bases in Salisbury, Swindon, Royal Wootton Bassett, Chippenham and Melksham.
Wiltshire Air Ambulance is a charity and relies on donations to continue saving lives. It is not funded directly by the Government and receives no National Lottery grants. It costs Wiltshire Air Ambulance £3.75 million a year to keep the lifesaving service operational, that’s just over £10,000 per day. Wiltshire Air Ambulance is operational up to 19 hours a day, every day, and is called to, on average, three incidents a day in its helicopter and two Rapid Response Vehicles (cars).
Sam Peters from Recycle4WAA said:
“The public response to our recycling schemes has been incredible and we are very thankful. On average across all recycling schemes we are raising approximately £2,000 a month for Wiltshire Air Ambulance. We couldn’t achieve this without the fantastic support by our team of volunteers that spend valuable time collecting and sorting waste ready to send to Terracycle. Thank you to Leafield Environmental and Bex Design & Print Ltd for donating the recycling bin and labels to collect even more crisp packets for Wiltshire Air
Lesa Snook continued:
“We are really passionate to raise as much money for Wiltshire Air Ambulance because they are not government funded. They rely on public donations and schemes like this. Our recycling programme not only reduces the amount of waste going to landfill, but raises vital money they need to keep flying.”
Philip Maddox, Managing Director at Leafield Environmental said:
“We’ve been donating our crisp packets to Recycle4WAA for over a year. It is such a great way to raise money for Wiltshire Air Ambulance and avoid sending unwanted waste to landfill. We are proud to work in partnership with our existing label Wiltshire supplier Bex Design & Print Ltd who kindly donated the labels for this new crisp packet recycling bin.”
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About Wiltshire Air Ambulance, visit www.wiltshireairambulance.co.uk