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School signs up to recycling scheme
A SCHOOL in North Yorkshire has signed up to the O2 Recycle for schools pilot campaign.
Burton Leonard Church of England Primary School is using it to help raise 500 to go towards outdoor learning, helping to give all children the opportunity to go on trips and learn outside the classroom. They are encouraging people in the community to support their efforts by donating their unwanted gadgets to help reach their target.
Thanks to the new O2 Recycle for schools scheme, parents, pupils and teachers can donate unused or unwanted gadgets including mobile phones, MP3 players, tablets, digital cameras, SatNavs and games consoles to help the school. The new scheme, created by the mobile network to encourage recycling and support young people through their schools, will buy unwanted devices and donate the money to the school.
O2 Recycle will also double the amount the school receives by match-funding any amount raised before the 28th March.
It is estimated that every year across the country, £762m worth of gadgets are thrown away - some of which could now be used to benefit schools.
O2 research found that 17.5m gadgets that would be eligible for O2 Recycle for school funding are dumped annually, and that just 16% of consumers currently recycle their unused technology.
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