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Islanders can apply for £500 electrical goods

Community groups, the school and charities across the islands can win £500 worth of Amazon vouchers to buy new electrical products as part of an initiative to promote responsible recycling.

REPIC, the largest WEEE producer compliance scheme in the UK, has launched its Powering Communities campaign alongside the Council of the Isles of Scilly to mark ten years since the Government’s Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive was introduced.

The not-for-profit company, which finances collection, treatment and recycling of over half the UK’s used electrical items, is also celebrating its long-term partnerships with ten selected local authorities across the UK, including the Isles of Scilly. The total prize pot of £5,000 is open to any local community group, school, or good cause by filling in an online form and answering the questions, “What electrical product do you need and how will it will make a difference?” and “What is the name of the REPIC Robot mascot?”. Craig Dryden, the Council's Senior Manager for Infrastructure and Planning, said: “We’ve worked in partnership with REPIC for over 10 years and in that time the partnership has provided opportunities for residents to recycle their waste electrical appliances and materials through our waste management site.

"This initiative is a great opportunity to bring further benefit to communities and to encourage responsible recycling. We look forward to seeing who the lucky winner is, good luck to all taking part.” To enter, fill in the online form via REPIC’s Responsible Recycling website The closing date for applications is June 19 2017. All eligible applications answering the second question correctly will be considered. Full details and terms and conditions are available on the website.

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