'Bra Bank' launched in the North West!
Colleagues and people supported by Community Integrated Care have launched a project to encourage people to recycle their unwanted bras at bra banks located in two of their workplaces in the Liverpool City Region.
The new recycling points were set up as part of the charity’s ‘Reuse and Recycle’ project which has been designed to help the organisation reduce their waste across their services in the North West.
In 2019, Community integrated Care’s award-winning Vocational Service, a support service which assists people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health concerns into employment, was awarded a grant from the Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) & Veolia Community Fund. These grants are awarded to organisation’s to help support waste prevention, re-use and recycling projects across the region.
The funding is being used to provide life-changing opportunities for the people the charity supports, including unique work opportunities, all whilst promoting the important message of recycling across Merseyside and Halton. Via the grant, the charity has employed a person they support to become Community Integrated Care’s first ever Waste Prevention Champion, John, exploring new recycling initiatives for the charity to adopt and to share with the wider community.
Renata Davies, Project Lead for the ‘Reuse and Recycle’ project at Community Integrated Care said, “The grant from the Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) & Veolia Community Fund is helping to change lives, assisting the people we support with invaluable opportunities, all whilst tackling key issues surrounding recycling and waste management.”
She continued, “The Bra Bank has been a huge success with one container full in just six weeks. It all makes a difference, as every ton of bras collected will generate over £700 to fund Breast Cancer Research, which is just phenomenal. John has now started working with the local community with St Helens Council proudly hosting a Bra Bank for the next month.”