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Christmas recycling for the Snappy Trust

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On Tuesday 1st December the annual Christmas recycling campaign ‘Eat the pies, Save the foil’ will be launched to encourage everyone in York to recycle their mince pie cases, other aluminium foil, drinks cans, broken Christmas tree lights and household cables to help raise money for The Snappy Trust.

This year has been really difficult for everyone but throughout the pandemic a handful of volunteers have continued to collect the aluminium recycling from across the city to raise much needed funds for Snappy, when all their main fundraising opportunities have been cancelled. In fact recycling rates went up during the lockdown and this year they have collected more metal recycling than in any other year so far.

Money is very tight for lots of people, and that lots of charities are struggling, but the hope is that people will be happy to donate their ‘rubbish’ to help Snappy. A single mince pie case weighs less than one gram but if everyone in York saved just one mince pie case there would be 200,000 cases collected which then becomes a significant amount of metal to recycle.

More information about Foil for Snappy, including a list of collection points, can be found on the website;


Written by: YO1 Radio Web Team

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