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Southport Eco Centre gets revamp (25 June 2012)

Part of Southport Eco Centre’s education facilities have received a revamp thanks to funding from Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA).

The popular education facility, based in Sefton Council’s Eco Centre in Southport, now includes a newly designed ‘recycling and waste prevention’ wall crammed full of green facts and figures.

The new wall is the result of a partnership between MRWA, Sefton Council and the Eco Centre who are aiming raise awareness of ‘green’ issues including waste prevention and recycling as part of their teaching programmes and visits. The design of new wall reflects the resources in both the Authority’s Recycling Discovery Centres in Liverpool and the Wirral.

The revamp is part of a range of activities being undertaken by MRWA to provide information at outreach facilities and centres across Merseyside on a variety of waste prevention and recycling messages. Other activities include attendance at festivals and events across the summer promoting the ‘Love Food Hate Waste’ campaign and the launch of the ‘Junk the Junk Mail’ initiative at 64 public venues across the region.

Cllr Joe DeAsha, Chairperson of MRWA said: “We’re thrilled that we were able to help with the wall revamp here at the Eco Centre and actively contribute to the great work that they undertake with schools and communities.”

Carl Beer, MRWA Chief Executive said: “The programme of activities that we’re undertaking is reaching out to communities and individuals with waste prevention and recycling messages and information.”

Darren Lloyd, Resident Teacher at the Eco Centre said: “We have embraced working in partnership with MRWA as the new educational display, and the programme of interactive activities we are currently developing to support it, help us to ensure our visitors become true advocates for change.”

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PICTURE: MRWA’s Chairperson Cllr Joe DeAsha and Chief Executive, Carl Beer view the new ‘revamp’ of the wall in Southport’s Eco Centre

Note to Editors

Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority: (formerly Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority) is responsible for the disposal of municipal waste on Merseyside. Established in 1986 following the abolition of Merseyside County Council, it is a statutory Authority that works with all the local authorities on Merseyside – Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral. MRWA takes a lead in advocating recycling, waste minimisation and safe and effective disposal of waste for Merseyside’s residents.

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