FUNDRAISING NEWS: Cystic fibrosis body launches project to recycle cartridges

Used ink-jet cartridges from computer printers could generate millions of pounds for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Tesco, who has nominated the Cystic Fibrosis Trust as its charity of the year for 2002, is launching a fundraising recycling scheme across 650 outlets. The supermarkets will encourage shoppers to pick up a freepost envelope and send used ink-jet cartridges back to recycling company Alphastream.

For every cartridge received, Tesco will donate £2 to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Alphastream has initially produced one million envelopes for distribution in UK stores.

The campaign follows on from the supermarket's successful initiative to recycle mobile phones, which has already seen around 160,000 phones reused and almost £400,000 raised for charity.

"With £15 million needed to help us find a cure for cystic fibrosis, this venture will take us another step towards that total,

said David Stickels, deputy chief executive of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. "Saving the environment and saving lives at the same time will be a huge incentive for everybody to recycle."

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