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.

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