Recycling cash raised

HMS Illustrious leaves Portsmouth for the last time
Picture: Shaun Roster

RETRO: Watch the last voyage of HMS Illustrious from Portsmouth

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PORTSMOUTH residents recycled more than 130 tonnes of materials between August 2013 and April 2014, raising £40,000 for charities.

Portsmouth City Council teamed up with European Recycling Company to collect materials in blue recycling banks.

The money made from selling textiles is shared with the council.

A variety of charities will benefit from the cash.