Campaign aims to get more metal recycled in Portsmouth

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A CAMPAIGN aimed at getting more tins, cans and aerosols recycled is being launched.

Over the next two weeks, three supermarkets in Portsmouth will host the Metal Matters roadshow, which is backed by Portsmouth City Council.

It will be at Morrison’s at Victory Retail Park on Tuesday, at Sainsbury’s in Farlington on Thursday, and at Asda in Fratton on Tuesday, August 7. There will be an information stand from 11am to 3pm each day, and there will be giveaways and the chance to win a £25 Amazon voucher.

The focus of the campaign is on increasing the metal packaging recycled from kerbside collection – tins, bottle tops, cans and aerosols.

Metal can be recycled endlessly and the recycling process uses up to 20 times less energy than creating a new item.

Councillor Eleanor Scott, cabinet member for environment at Portsmouth City Council, said: ‘It is fantastic that we are promoting recycling metal by raising awareness and encouraging residents to recycle waste.’

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