Eckington home marks Global Recycling Day

HC-One’s April Park Care Home in Eckington, Derbyshire, has marked Global Recycling Day, which took place on Monday 18 March.

Global Recycling Day aims to recognise and celebrate the importance of recycling in order to preserve the world’s primary resources and protect the planet.

On the run up to Global Recycling Day, April Park Care Home took part in the Tub2Pub campaign led by brewers Greene King, who have been encouraging organisations to recycle their clean empty plastic tubs to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. April Park staff, residents, and visitors contributed to the initiative by collecting and donating their plastic confectionary tubs, biscuit tubs, and cracker tubs to their local Greene King site to be recycled.

The tubs were taken to a plastic reprocessing centre to be shredded and sold onto plastic manufacturers, with the money raised from the sale of Tub2Pub plastics being given to Macmillan Cancer Support. A total of 1,368 tubs were collected by residents, staff, and visitors at April Park Care Home and the Eckington area – double the number of tubs collected by the home last year.

Home manager Lisa Dootson said: “We are really proud to have all helped contribute towards supporting Macmillan Cancer Support and we are looking forward to continuing to support this initiative in upcoming years too. The initiative has multiple benefits including being more ecofriendly through recycling plastics whilst raising money for a great cause at the same time.

“By taking part in the Tub2Pub campaign, this will assist with HC-One’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) ambition to be a carbon net zero care provider.”

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