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Help cafe be an eco champion

Trainee Natasha Dawes with the Nottingham Coffee Packaging Brigade collection box situated at Rumbletums Community Caf�

Trainee Natasha Dawes with the Nottingham Coffee Packaging Brigade collection box situated at Rumbletums Community Caf�

A community café in Kimberley hoping to be crowned a recycling champion, but it needs your help to fire it to glory.

Rumbletums is already part of the nationwide Coffee Packaging Brigade initiative, which involves a network of champions who aims to reduce the amount of coffee waste currently sent to landfill.

Now the Kimberley cafe is taking part in the Coffee Break Champions contest involving Kenco and recycling experts TerraCycle.

Rumbletums, of Newdigate Street needs locals to drop off their used coffee refill bags, coffee bean bags, single serving coffee stick and sachets and coffee jar lids of any brand to the public access collection box at the Café between 10am and 3pm, Monday to Saturday.

The competition will run until August 31 and prizes will be awarded to the locations that have kept the most packaging away from landfill sites.

Among the rewards are a bench made out of recycled coffee packaging and year’s supply of Kenco products.

Rumbletums is one of 72 drop- off points in the Coffee Packaging Brigade across the UK.

It will also receive two pence for the weight of each unit of coffee packaging waste they send in. All funds raised will go to Rumbletums, who provide training and work experience for young people with learning disabilities.

Rumbletums Director Jeff Buck said: “It’s great that we are able to support both our local environment and a worthy charity, and we’re hopeful the local community will continue dropping off their used coffee packaging waste to the collection box and tell their friends and family to do the same, so that we can really increase our chances of becoming the Coffee Break Champions.”

 

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