Caring Edwinstowe woman's milk top recycling fundraising drive for Sutton hospice
An Edwinstowe woman and her friends have been collecting milk bottle tops as part of a mini-green scheme to raise cash for a Sutton hospice.
Caring Jane Bealby, 77, has raised £300 for the John Eastwood Hospice since launching her fundraising drive in 2018.
She set up the scheme after becoming fed up at the number of plastic bottle tops ending up in landfill instead of being recycled.
So she contacted Mansfield Woodhouse plastics firm B&J Parr for help and soon got the ball rolling with help from her friends as well as members of the Women’s Institute, Rotary and Soroptomists.
Jane said: “We all know we should remove the tops from the plastic milk bottles before putting them into the recycling bin, but I thought what a shame it was for the tops to go to landfill when they are recyclable.
“I felt so frustrated, I rang B&J Parr in Mansfield Woodhouse, the big recycling company.
"They were most helpful and suggested that if myself and friends save bags of them, they would put them into recycling and a small amount of money paid would go to charity.
"We have raised over £300, though there is a bit more to come back to us, for the hospice.
"It’s just a little scheme that benefits both the environment and helps the hospice.
“It’s not a huge amount, but it’s £300 the hospice didn’t have to find. Even if it’s just for the teas and coffees for their volunteers, then at least it has helped in a small way.”