Recycling specialists H W Martin Waste Ltd have donated 1,500 recycled plastic bottles for a young people’s community initiative.
Teenagers from across Derbyshire who have enrolled on the National Citizen Service (NCS) have spent the past few weeks of July and early August building a greenhouse out of unwanted and reclaimed materials. As well as receiving donations from two DIY chains, H W Martin Waste Ltd donated the plastic bottles from among the thousands of tonnes of recyclable materials it handles each year. The bottles were stuck together to make the walls, doors and roof of the greenhouse, with the frame made from donated timbers.
The greenhouse was made for the “Little Explorers” nursery at Broomfield Hall, an agricultural college north of Derby. It will provide a space in which children will grow plants and learn about the environment.
H W Martin Waste Ltd undertakes a host of recycling activities across Derbyshire on behalf of many of the local councils. This includes collections of household recycling, providing recycling banks in car parks, supermarkets, etc and running all of the county’s 9 waste recycling centres including Raynesway in Derby, Ashbourne, Bretby, Bolsover, Chesterfield and the new Northwood recycling centre near Darley Dale.