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A RECYCLING campaign is returning to Portsmouth.

The Capture project aims to raise the amount of cans and plastic bottles being recycled.

Last year it involved adverts, road shows, leaflets and a competition testing residents’ knowledge of recycling.

After the success of the project in Southsea and Stamshaw, it is now being run in Milton, Farlington, Paulsgrove and Cosham.

As a result of the last campaign, there was a 50 per cent increase in the number of cans being recycled.

The amount of plastic bottles thrown out with household rubbish had also gone down by 45 per cent.

Spencer Dawson, waste liaison officer at Portsmouth City Council, said: ‘While the city has an excellent recycling rate, most of this is paper.

‘We would like to see more plastic bottles and cans in the recycling bins as far too many are ending up in black sacks.

‘We hope to continue to capture lots more recyclables which is good for the environment and great for the city of Portsmouth.’