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Cathedral joins recycling campaign to give electronic gadgets a new lease of life

Lichfield Cathedral has teamed up with Staffordshire County Council in a new recycling project, to help reduce the amount of waste ending up in landfill.

The WEEE campaign is being delivered by the county council and both HMP Featherstone and HMP Brinsford prisons. The joint project is repairing and PAT testing small, broken electronic waste to sell and raise money for charities and other great causes.

Lichfield Cathedral joined in with the project over two weekends, to help with the collections from the Cathedral’s Sunday congregation. Items collected included kettles, clocks and toasters; all of which will be given a new lease of life rather than being disposed of.

Revd Dr David Primrose, of Lichfield Cathedral said: “At Lichfield Cathedral, we think each week about action we can take to make a difference. Promoting the WEEE campaign is a great example of a collective response, which benefits the environment, helps with rehabilitation and favours repairing broken items over their disposal.”

Cabinet Member for Environment, Infrastructure and Climate Change at Staffordshire County Council, Simon Tagg said “It’s great to have Lichfield Cathedral joining in with the WEEE project. It’s the perfect opportunity to give small electrical items a second life and a great example of a community group doing their bit to help make Staffordshire a more sustainable place to live.”

The project hopes to reduce the amount of small electronic waste that ends up in landfill. Once all items have been repaired and PAT tested, they are sent to local Sue Ryder charities around Staffordshire to be sold again.

Information on the project including what can and can’t be accepted, can be found on:


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