Schools make recycling point with challenge

County schools are taking part in a recycling points challenge to help reduce, reuse and recycle more than ever before.

Northumberland County Council has invited all schools to take part in this year’s challenge, which is part of the LOVE Northumberland initiative.

The challenge has been introduced to encourage schools to look at how they might improve recycling levels and reduce waste within their facility.

Points are gained for the different activities that they choose to do and they can compete with other schools to achieve the highest score.

Activity choices in the challenge include recycle a new material, run a waste free packed lunch competition, design a litter or recycling poster, pledge your support to the Love Northumberland campaign and composting activities, as well as many more to choose from.

The county said the initiative includes several activities that schools could be involved in, as well as being a good way to get the rest of the school and community involved in recycling and waste reduction.

Schools should submit their activity evidence by email using the specially created recycling points challenge evidence template on the web page no later than Friday, May 23.

The winning school and runner-up will be presented with a trophy at the LOVE Northumberland awards ceremony in July 2014.

To find out how to take part visit or contact Lorna Tingey on (01670) 624425 or email her at