“Hoarders’ Amnesty” as Island supports National Zero Waste Week

The local Footprint Trust charity is urging everyone to clear out that junk and make space and help charity. As part of National Zero Waste Week (Sept 3rd to 9th 2012) the Trust is asking people to de-clutter and give unusual things to charity.

Broken jewellery, damaged broaches, odd earrings, snapped chains, old watches, foreign banknotes and coins, old mobile phones, ink cartridges are all wanted by The Footprint Trust.

“Recycling reduces demand for raw materials, thereby reducing mining and quarrying worldwide. Recycling generally requires less energy when compared to obtaining and using raw materials…”

“All money raised is used on the Island to support our projects such as Adopt-A-Garden and Warmahome. Last year the Trust assisted over 1,000 Islanders…”

Said Ray Harrington-Vail of The Footprint Trust.

People and businesses can donate their unwanted recyclables in the

Donation box at Riverside Centre
Newport Quay, PO30 2QR. For those not able to get to the Riverside Centre please call 01983 822282, as special Freepost envelopes are available from the Trust for these items.