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What a Wheelie great idea for waste reduction

By Linda Stewart

Schoolchildren across Belfast have been challenged to come up with ways of reducing waste with the chance to win up to £500 in prizes for their school.

The Wheelie Big Challenge has been launched by Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful Eco-Schools Programme and is supported by Belfast City Council. In the challenge a character called Wheelie encourages everyone to take a closer look at what they throw in the bin and think of ways to reduce waste and increase recycling.

Pupils will be focusing on practical actions in the school and at home. They can then enter their actions and improvements into the competition with the grand final taking place in Belfast City Hall on June 4 with primary and post-primary prizes.

George Lyttle, waste manager from Belfast City Council, said: "This competition gives schools the opportunity to win great prizes while helping to protect the environment and reduce waste disposal costs." Schools can register their interest by emailing catherine.woods@keepnorthern irelandbeautiful.org or by calling 02890 736920.

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