Flame UK and Grantham based Sports Charity, inspire+ announced the winner of their Christmas Card Recycling competition on Friday. Back in December, the two companies came up with an idea to encourage local schools to recycle their Christmas cards. Over 40 schools got involved and the school that collected the heaviest weight of cards would be crowned winner.
Flame UK collected all the recyclable cards and weighed them in to determine which school would win the coveted Christmas Recycler of the Year Trophy. After a very close run competition, the overall winner for 2018 was Uffington Church of England School in Stamford who collected 80.5kg of cards.
Pam Knight, Managing Director of Flame UK said “We were thrilled to see how many schools got involved with the competition. It was an idea that inspire+ helped us come up with and the kids really got behind it. This is definitely something we want to continue every year from now on! Congratulations to Uffington School for collecting such a large amount of cards for recycling.”
Vincent Brittain, founder of inspire+ added “When Flame UK asked us to get involved with the Christmas Card Recycling competition, of course we agreed. It’s been a great way of getting schools to learn about recycling whilst also encouraging them to work together as a team which is a key part of the programmes we offer to schools.”
Flame UK and inspire+ will be running the Christmas Card Recycling project next year so if your school is interested in getting involved, watch this space for more information.