Northern Ireland’s leading recycling provider and social enterprise, Bryson Recycling, has launched its annual ‘£1 a tonne’ campaign in association with the Royal National Institute of Blind People Northern Ireland (RNIB NI).
The move will be a bid to encourage local householders to recycle more and give to those in need this winter.
The successful campaign, which is now in its eighth year, has seen 40,000 tonnes of material recycled resulting in £40,000 being given to local charities. The ‘£1 a tonne’ initiative is a unique way to boost recycling and support a worthwhile cause.
Bryson will donate £1 for every tonne recycled through their kerbside box service between December and March to the RNIB NI.
Claire McCallum, Communications Manager at Bryson Recycling said “We’re very happy to have RNIB NI as the chosen charity for this year’s ‘£1 a tonne’ campaign.
“The charity provides vital services throughout Northern Ireland and supports children and adults with sight loss to live full and independent lives.
“As we approach the festivities surrounding Christmas and celebrate this time with family and friends, it’s important to remember that there are those who need support all year round.
“We appreciate that budgets are tight for most at the moment but ‘£1 a tonne’ ensures that people don’t have to dig deep to make a big difference- so please recycle as much as you can this year.”
David Galloway, Director, RNIB NI said, “We are delighted to have been nominated by a staff member of Bryson Recycling as the beneficiary from their ‘£1 a tonne’ appeal.
“Every pound raised from this appeal will provide vital income towards improving the lives of blind and partially sighted children and young people.
“We help children and young people to enjoy the same rights, responsibilities, opportunities and quality of life as their sighted peers by focusing on health, social care, education and self development.
“We are asking everyone with a kerbside box to make an extra effort in the coming months to recycle as much as possible.”
Bryson Recycling, part of Northern Ireland’s leading social enterprise, the Bryson Charitable Group, provides a weekly recycling collection service to over 170,000 homes across the province in six council areas including Armagh, Ballymena, Belfast, Carrickfergus, Castlereagh and Newtownabbey.
To find out more about what is collected in your area please visit the Bryson Recycling website – www.brysonrecycling.org
L to R- Claire McCallum from Bryson Recycling and Rosaleen Dempsey, Children and Young People’s Manager from Royal National Institute of Blind People Northern Ireland (RNIB NI) launch Bryson’s ‘£1 a tonne’ campaign. The initiative is encouraging over 170,000 households to recycle more to help improve the lives of blind and partially sighted children and young people. Bryson will donate £1 for every tonne recycled through their kerbside box service between December and March to the RNIB in Northern Ireland.