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Education trailer shortlisted for waste award

An education trailer operated by the Western Civic Amenity Site has been shortlisted for a national award.

The UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man-branded trailer was developed by site manager Mike Rose and his team as a teaching and public information aid. It visits schools and events.

It is among nine projects shortlisted for the National Recycling Awards 2020 in the category of Campaign of the Year 2020 under £20,000.

Mike said: 'We demonstrate the advantages of obtaining energy from waste and the hows and whys of recycling: what happens to recycling and what it can be made into.

'We promote home composting and have information on local sea and wildlife, with information from Manx Wildlife Trust and Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch to discourage waste going into ours seas.

'The trailer also promotes alternative energy by having solar panels installed along with a small wind turbine. We have a low-power TV showing videos about recycling and the UN's Sustainable Development Global Goals.

'The trailer has been really well received at the schools and events we have visited so far.'

The Western Civic Amenity Site, a UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man Partner, won a UNESCO Biosphere Award in 2018 and an Isle of Man Newspapers Awards for Excellence in 2019.

Mike said: 'We are very proud of our latest shortlisting, which puts the Isle of Man on the UK waste and recycling map.'

The awards will be held in London 15th December.

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