Local people that live in residential areas around nine of our
QHotels can now drop off waste packaging that can't be recycled by
the council to a public collection box at each hotel. Not only will
this to reduce landfill it will raise money for local charities at
the same time.
The nine QHotels included in this are, Ashford International
Hotel, Chesford Grange, The Midland, Crewe Hall, Norton Park, The
Stratford, The Park Royal, Bridgewood Manor and Oulton Hall.
Recycle Week takes place from 22-28th June 2015 and
this years theme 'recycling around the home' is the perfect time
for people across nine of our local communities to get involved and
make a difference. Local councils are doing just that and enabling
residents in various communities to recycle certain types of waste
products and packaging such as biscuit wrappers that can't be
recycled by the council and so would otherwise end up in landfill
and in the process they earn funds for nominated local
Nine of our hotels act as a public drop off location
administrator for their local area on a number of recycling
fundraising programmes for hard to recycle types of waste set up by
a social enterprise called TerraCycle. TerraCycle works with over
fifty major brands in twenty countries across the globe to collect
used packaging and products that would otherwise be destined for
Hilary Archibald, Group Rooms Division Managerat QHotels
commented: "We have signed up nine of our QHotels to act as a
public drop off location on TerraCycle's McVitie's Biscuit Wrapper
Brigade. This recycling programme makes it possible for our
customers staying at the hotel and also the people of local
community areas to now recycle waste packaging, which is too
difficult or costly for the local council to recycle. As a result
we are raising valuable money for local charities chosen by each of
"2015 Recycle Week is the perfect opportunity to help spread the
word to local communities to let them know that they can now
recycle biscuit wrappersto our clearly marked collection box
situated at nine QHotels across the country.
Stephen Clarke from TerraCycle added: "QHotels is doing a great
job in providing people in various local communities the chance to
recycle a number of additional types of waste packaging that can't
be accepted by the local council and so would otherwise go to
landfill. We encourage local people to drop the types of waste
accepted at the collection box at all nine hotels and tell their
friends and family to do the same."
The collected waste is recycled into generic plastic products
such as park benches, watering cans and waste bins, slowing the
need to extract new resources from the planet.
Our nine hotels have sent in 11,074 wrappers in 25 shipments which
has raised a total of £442.96 for various charities so far. in the
latest biscuit wrapper competition. Ashford International and
Chesford Grange came within the top 20.
The details of the QHotels public drop-off location are listed
on the TerraCycle website. To find out more or find your nearest
participating location please visit: http://www.terracycle.co.uk/en-UK/brigades.html
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