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GreenLancaster Highly Commended for recycling project

10/06/2011 00:00:00

GreenLancaster, part of Lancaster University Students’ Union (LUSU), has been highly commended for a recycling project involving over 25 tonnes of books and household items.

The Exodus project won the prize for runner up in the Best New Project category at the Red Rose Resource Awards run by Lancaster Community Recycling.

Helped by ten student staff members, the Exodus project this summer aimed to recycle items left by students at the end of the academic year.

Donations of books, DVDs, cutlery, electrical items, pots and pans, bedding and clothes were collected and passed on to local charities instead of ending up in landfill.

One of Green Lancaster’s charity partners, the St Vincent de Paul Society, distributed the goods to a variety of other charities and people in need, ranging from the Lancaster District Homeless Action Service to Animal Care. They also worked with families on low incomes, providing them with free household items.

Two thousand books and CDs which were collected will be sold online to help fund further Green Lancaster initiatives, including running the project again next summer.

LUSU President George Gardiner said “GreenLancaster’s Exodus project has had a fantastic and successful year. Darren Axe and his brilliant team of students have worked tirelessly and deserve this recognition for their outstanding contribution to the Lancaster University community.”