Recycling competition launched for youngsters

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CHILDREN have been challenged to make something using only recycled materials.

Portsmouth’s Big Recycle team has launched a competition to teach youngsters aged four to 11 about recycling.

Portsmouth City Council environment and recreation assistant head, Paul Fielding, said entries could be anything from a robot made out of food tins to a castle made out of cereal boxes.

Mr Fielding said: ‘We hope that this competition gets lots of children being creative with recycled materials, while learning what can and can’t be recycled in Portsmouth.’

Prizes include a micro-mini scooter and tickets to the Spinnaker Tower.

Mr Fielding said the Big Recycle team also planned to have interactive workshops at infant schools across the city.

He said: ‘We have lots of other events and activities planned throughout the year to target everyone and encourage more people in Portsmouth to recycle.’

The competition closes on June 12.

Visit bigrecycle.portsmouth.gov.uk to find out more.