Leading container repair and refurbishment company, UK Container Maintenance (UKCM) has pledged its support to an innovative recycling and fundraising initiative ‘Caring for Creation’ by donating a refurbished container which will help raise money for local causes.
‘Caring for Creation’ was set up by Uttoxeter resident Emma Woodall in 2012 as a simple home-based project recycling Tassimo T-disc coffee pods that would otherwise go to landfill.
Following the collection of the recycled coffee pods, they are then sent to a specialist recycling unit where the plastic, metal foil, coffee, grounds/tea leaves are separated.
After receiving backing from Tesco and UKCM, Caring for Creation is now able to recycle hundreds of pods at its new recycling point which is located at Tesco, Dovefields Retail Park, Uttoxeter with ambitions to expand the scheme to other stores in the area.
The recycling initiative is already donating over £80 per month to worthwhile causes in the area, such as First Uttoxeter Guides, Mary’s Luncheon Club, the Salvation Army and Kyreigh’s Cause.
Emma Woodall approached UKCM to discuss purchasing a refurbished container in order for the community to recycle the popular coffee pods, however, co-founder Emma Elston donated a container to help kick-start the fundraising efforts to support what she believes to be a fantastic initiative.
Emma Woodall said: “Thanks to the generosity of Emma Elston at UK Container Maintenance, we now have the potential of recycling at least 10 times more, meaning we could be paying out around £800 a month to local causes. All that we need is for people to put their used Tassimo T-Discs into the recycling unit and we will do the rest.”
Emma adds: “I phoned UK Container Maintenance for prices of reconditioned recycling units and I was surprised to find I was talking to Emma Elston, the co-founder, who happened to pick up the phone as she walked through their call centre.
“With no hesitation she offered to donate a recycling unit, not only that but to paint it with our logo and deliver it for free. I was gobsmacked but that’s just how God works sometimes.”