Rendall & Rittner’s Recycling Week initiative was back with a boom this year, with really fantastic results. This year’s theme was ‘Recycling. It’s in our own hands’ and Rendall & Rittner hit its goal to inspire residents to recycle in various different ways at home. The results were the following:
This year we partnered with Scope and Laundry Republic, to set up clothes collection points at a number of our developments, creating easily accessible options for residents to drop off unwanted clothes or hangers. This meant that clothes were delivered straight to charity shops and people in need, rather than ending up in landfills. This initiative was hugely successful, with over 366 bags of clothing donated to our collection points onsite, with a further 17 bags collected from our Head Office!
In the month of September, a total of 4,667kg of clothing was donated to White Rose, a charity who uses an innovative clothing bank system to collect donations which they then sell in their shops supporting the work of The Aegis Trust. Through their collaboration with Rendall & Rittner, up to 16,801kg of CO2 was offset through the donations too, making this year’s Recycling Week as a real success.
We have worked with the European Recycling Platform to help make battery disposal much easier for our residents, and have provided free battery collection boxes across a selection of our developments. Recycling Week has raised great awareness of the importance of recycling batteries and we are pleased to announce that we now have an additional 17 developments offering a battery recycling service, covering 77 developments overall.
RECYCLE YOUR CYCLE
We also teamed up with Recycle Your Cycle, an initiative run in partnership with the HM Prison Service in the UK. The initiative provides workshops across the UK and train prisoners and disadvantaged groups to restore the bikes to their former glory, providing them with valuable skills for their future. Overall, a total of 43 bicycles were donated from our residents!
RECYCLED MATERIALS ART COMPETITION
Designed to raise awareness and interest of recycling, we introduced a ‘Recycled Materials Arts Competition’ encouraging the younger generation to get involved with recycling. The competition challenged entrants to create something from recycled and reused materials. Creativity and innovation were shown in abundance, with one of this year’s winners, Delight Goodfellow, winning first place with the below design.
At Rendall & Rittner, we strive to ensure that we are actively encouraging recycling and are always finding ways to make recycling more accessible to our residents. This year’s campaign has been hugely successful we are thrilled that Recycling Week 2019 has actively encouraged our residents to recycle and reuse materials, and helped to build upon the strong relationships within our communities.
We are thrilled that one of the developments we manage, Riverlight, has recently been awarded the London in Bloom 2019 Gold Award for the outstanding landscaping in its beautiful gardens which are maintained by HD Gardens.
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