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Turning bottles into benches in Cote Heath

Recyclers certainly weren't sitting down on the job when it came to finding a new use for empty Buxton® natural mineral water bottles.

At the Buxton Spring Fair on 1 May, Nestlé Waters in partnership with RECOUP, hosted an interactive stall to raise awareness of the importance of plastic recycling. The visiting community was also asked to help recycle as many of their used plastic bottles as possible during the day.

Thanks to the efforts visitors and people from the local community made to recycle their used bottles, Nestlé Waters have donated two benches made from recycled plastic and these have been installed at Cote Heath park in Buxton.

Councillor John Haken, Executive Councillor for Operational Services at the Council, said: "This just goes to show the value of recycling. It's surprising just what our used items can be converted into with so many of the things we no longer need being turned into something useful and unexpected.

"A big thank you is due to everyone who recycled their water bottles and to Nestlé and RECOUP for their continued commitment to the environment and for donating these benches to the community in Cote Heath."

Hayley Lloyd-House, Head of Communications, Nestlé Waters, said: "We were delighted to have been able to work collaboratively with the community and RECOUP to highlight the many benefits of recycling and the value of plastic which, if recycled, can go on to have many uses. We hope these benches will be enjoyed by the community and be a great reminder of the positive impact recycling can have for society and the planet."

Stuart Foster, CEO, RECOUP said of the project: "This was a great opportunity for the Buxton community and visitors to the area to recycle their plastic bottles and prevent litter. We all need to help protect our environment, and the benches are a fantastic example of the products that can be made from recycled plastics."