FUNDRAISERS are taking part in a national recycling contest to see who can save the most used biscuit wrappers from landfill.
Lancing NSPCC are busy collecting as many used biscuit wrappers as they can as part of the Wrappers to Riches contest, in an effort to help the local environment and their charity.
The contest, which runs until April 30, is part of a scheme set up by McVitie’s and recycling company TerraCycle.
The scheme aims to reduce the billions of wrappers being sent to UK landfill.
In 2013, Lancing NSPCC came fourth in the Biscuit Wrapper Roundup contest after collecting 3,396 wrappers.
“We are confident we can collect even more and place even higher this year with the support of local people,” said Sue Wellfare, who runs the Lancing collections.
A combined £500 in charity prize donations will be awarded to the top twenty collectors across the country.
Collection boxes are available at the Co-op in Queens Parade and at the Children and Family Centres in North Road and Upper Boundstone Lane.
More information on the types of rubbish that can be recycled can be found at www.terracycle.co.uk
To date, McVitie’s Biscuit Wrapper Brigade participants have saved more than 166,000 waste biscuit wrappers from landfill raising more than £6,000 for schools, charities and non-profit organisations.