Bryson Recycling initiative raises £16k for charity

Three Northern Irish businesses have helped raise £16,000 for charity thanks to a unique recycling initiative run by Bryson Recycling.

Bryson Recycling provides a weekly kerbside box collection to 170,000 homes in Antrim and Newtownabbey, Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon, Belfast, Lisburn and Castlereagh and mid and East Antrim. For every tonne of paper, plastic and glass collected over the last year, three reprocessing partners – Huhtamaki in Lurgan, Cherry Plastics in Dungannon and Encirc in Fermanagh – have all donated £1 to charity.

The initiative, ‘Recycling Rewards’, is now in its third year, aims to raise money for a worthwhile cause while educating people about the benefits of recycling and has seen 16,000 tonnes of material recycled, leading to £16,000 being donated to the charity PIPS, which delivers Suicide Prevention and Bereavement Support Services, Counselling and Therapies across Northern Ireland.