Archive - 2012

Valpak’s praise for Bin Buddies

by Humberside Police | Nov 24, 2011
At the prestigious Lifestyle Awards which took place at the Hull City Hall, Tickton team, Bin Buddies received a special accolade for their tremendous project, creating clocks from recycled materials.

During the summer holidays the team organised a ‘Time to Recycle’ exhibition and worked tirelessly to produce 78 individual clocks which were displayed magnificently, selling 57 and taking orders for many more! The team also took part in a sponsored cycle to fund 5,000 recycling leaflets that were given out to every primary school child in the East Riding of Yorkshire. They also provided clock movements to enable two classes to produce their own recycled clocks!

As a result of their endeavours, the team won an Adventure Holiday to France including a couple of days of Disney Land Paris supported by Valpak.

Nigel Tomlinson, Valpak Commercial Manager, said:

"Valpak would like to take this opportunity to commend the Bin Buddies on their exceptional project. They exceeded the challenge that was set by carrying out a creative initiative to help raise awareness that waste materials can be used to make sought after items. Too many household waste materials end up in landfill and the Bin Buddies have shown their local community that it is possible to reuse and recycle products that have supposedly reached the end of their useful life."