The school rankings were calculated by dividing the
total tonnage of batteries collected by the number of pupils in the school. This
ensured that the success of the pupils, rather than the size of the school, was
Valpak Limited donated the prizes to the top three
performing schools in each district area. The top recyclers received laptop computers,
and second and third places won £200 and £100 worth of sports equipment vouchers.
Lancashire County Councillor, Mike France, alongside Damian Perkins from Valpak's
Materials Recovery Facility based in Preston, presented the winning schools with
their laptops at a special event at the Woodlands Conference Centre on 16th July.
Valpak were especially keen to support local schools
and the local community, due to the location of their Materials Recycling Facility,
otherwise know as Valpak Recycling North West.
Lancashire County Councillor Mike France, lead member for communities and partnerships,
"The county council has been working hard to
encourage more recycling of used household batteries. All the schools taking part
in this scheme deserve to be praised for their recycling efforts and I would especially
like to congratulate the winners from each district."
Duncan Simpson, Valpak's Director of Sales and Marketing, said:
"Valpak is delighted to support Lancashire County
Council's Tune into Battery Recycling scheme. Under the Waste Batteries and Accumulators
Regulations, Valpak are providing battery recycling services to help the UK to increase
battery recycling levels from the current 3% to 45% by 2016. Therefore, we feel
that this campaign is helping to raise awareness of the importance of recycling
waste batteries and is helping us to reach this target."
"This scheme has let school children
and their parents know that batteries can be recycled. We can all make a difference
and increase the amount batteries that are diverted from landfill. This initiative
will increase recycling knowledge as well as having a positive impact on the environment."
If you would like to find out more about Valpak's
battery recycling services or the Lancashire's battery recycling scheme please call
08450 682 572 or email