Recycling scheme is big success

A RECYCLING scheme under trial at a local college has been hailed a success.

West Lothian College said its Recycle Zone scheme had attracted huge support from students. Supported by Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE), it was aimed at getting students to recycle bottles and cans when out and about on campus, and in its first term has diverted an impressive 450kg of material from landfill.

Students rank slightly below the national average when it comes to recycling at home, with 82 per cent saying they recycle weekly or more regularly. However, nine out of ten students believe it's important for recycling facilities to be available for people when they are not at home.

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Iain Gulland, director of Zero Waste Scotland, said: "If we are going to become a zero waste society it needs to be easy for people to recycle when they are out and about - not just at home."