NORTHERN Ireland’s leading recycling provider, Bryson Recycling has provided vital funding for the Royal National Institute of Blind People Northern Ireland (RNIB NI) through its annual ‘£1 a tonne’ campaign.
The successful and innovative campaign, now in its 9th year encourages local households to increase recycling through weekly kerbside box collections.
And, this year’s charity drive has raised £6553 for the RNIB NI, which will go towards improving the lives of blind and partially sighted children and young people.
Claire McCallum, Communications Manager at Bryson Recycling said; “Our ‘£1 a tonne campaign’ is a unique approach to increase recycling levels across Northern Ireland.
For every tonne recycled through our weekly kerbside box collections, Bryson donates £1 back to our nominated charity.
“We want to thank everyone who made a huge effort across our collection areas this year to recycle that little bit more as well as help a worthwhile cause along the way.
“The funds from Bryson Recycling will specifically go towards projects that benefit children and young people.”
The RNIB offers advice and support through a range of projects and helps almost 2 million people who are affected by sight loss across the UK each year.
David Galloway, Director, RNIB NI added; “ We are delighted to be Bryson’s nominated charity partner this year and these funds will provide great support at a local level.
“The ‘£1 a tonne’ campaign will enable us to 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.”
Bryson Recycling is part of Northern Ireland’s leading social enterprise, the Bryson Charitable Group.
It offers a weekly recycling collection service to over 170,000 homes across the province throughout 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