Day: September 25, 2017

Recycle Week 2017. Recycling – It’s Worth It!

[:en]Now in its 14th year Recycle Week is a celebration of recycling, with this year’s theme being,’ Recycling – It’s Worth It!’ and is taking place this year from September 25 to 01 October,

Recycle Week is organised by WRAP with the aim to encourage the public to recycle more, by demonstrating the benefits of recycling items from all around the home. This year’s theme will give partners the opportunity to bust some myths and really show that recycling really is worth it!

Keep Wales Tidy will be running activities throughout the week and promoting their initiatives such as their RecycleIT scheme which helps organisations and schools across Wales dispose of their unwanted IT and electrical equipment responsibly. Working with a Welsh social enterprise, Keep Wales Tidy make sure that items, where possible, are recycled and don’t end up in landfill. Find out more here. 

Keep Wales Tidy are also launching their exciting new marine litter plastic recycling initiative in partnership with Terracycle. All volunteers who are taking part in their Be Tidy month and undertaking clean-ups of the marine environment will be separating rigid marine plastics for recycling into new shampoo bottles.

Rachael who works for one of our new members Capital Law is very passionate about reducing the amount of plastic in the ocean and has written a blog piece about how the #JoinTheResistance for Plastic Free Coastlines campaign applies to Wales. You can read the blog post here. 

Please let us know if any of our other members are involved in any other recycling initiatives.[:]

Welsh Water Community Fund

[:en]Today  Welsh Water are launching an exciting new initiative – the Welsh Water Community Fund.

The Fund is designed to give back to the communities Welsh Water serve. Welsh Water has customers at the heart of everything they do and want to leave communities and the environment in a better place.

Welsh Water wants to give colleagues and customers the opportunity to make a difference in the communities they live and work by offering three strands of funding:

  • Colleague match funding scheme – match funding up to £200 per individual or £500 per team (minimum of four per team) for a charity of their choice.
  • Community projects – opportunity for customers to apply for funding for a community project up to the value of £1,000.
  • WaterAid and Prince’s Trust Cymru match funding – match funding for each charity which is equal to the amount they have raised to the value of £15,000 for each initiative per year.

The Fund aims to encourage colleagues’ personal fundraising – and pledges to match your efforts and build on the fantastic work being done by individuals and groups across the company year in, year out.

Any directly-employed Welsh Water colleague can apply for the colleague match funding scheme – and it will support fundraising for a charity of their choice up to the value or £200 for an individual or £500 for a team (minimum of four per team) during the financial year which runs from April to March.

The initiative will support a wide range of activities and good causes outside our two official charity partners (WaterAid and Prince’s Trust Cymru) – including charities and charitable trusts, housing associations, sporting clubs, co-operatives, “friendly societies” like working men’s clubs, as well as voluntary sector providers and schools.

You can find out more information on our website, and to apply, you should download the application form from Infozone or email communityfund@dwrcymru.com for a form. Send the completed form to communityfund@dwrcymru.com for consideration by a dedicated Community Fund Panel.

Welsh Water also want to hear about the great fundraising work that you are doing – so send any stories you have through to comms.box@dwrcymru.com and help promote awareness of the Fund among our colleagues.

Please also help spread the message to friends, family and others about the opportunity of funding.[:]

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