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Norfolk Christian charity's recycling revolution

Last year, with the support of the Matthew Project and Norfolk residents, the Plastic4Charity project recycled over 26 tonnes of plastic and hope to recycle over 30 tonnes by the end of this year.

From October 1 2014 local district councils have commenced collecting certain plastic items that have been part of the existing Plastic4Charity scheme.

But Norfolk residents can also continue using The Matthew Project’s 10 Norfolk bring-banks for collecting loose plastic tops, lids and caps that district councils do not want . Residents can also continue bringing other plastics such as rinsed-clean plastic pots, tubs and food trays to our bring-banks if this is more convenient. 

Collectors of plastic bottle tops, lids or caps are requested to squeeze them into a washed milk carton, rather than collecting in plastic bags, so that the whole carton can be dropped in one of the bring-banks and recycled.

Norfolk residents have helped The Matthew Project to: 

  • Reduce  landfill 
  • Reduce net CO2 emissions
  • Raise money for the charity to help support local people who are affected by drug and alcohol issues.

For further information please visit or contact Jon Hammond, The Matthew Project Plastic4Charity volunteer project manager, by email at   

The picture shows Jon Hammond with one of the bring-banks operated by Plastic4Charity

To read previous Network Norfolk stories about this please click here


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