Fundraising News: Scouts raise £250k in recycling project

Scout groups have raised £250,000 by taking part in a recycling scheme over the past five years.

Almost 2,000 groups across the UK signed up to a programme set up in 1999 by commercial recycling company Eurosource.

Organisations taking part in the initiative receive a share of the profits on old mobile phones and used printer cartridges that they collect for recycling.

"The environment benefits and so does each participating scout group," said Rob Morton, scouts recycling appeal co-ordinator at Eurosource.

A Scout Association spokeswoman added: "The importance of recycling is stressed to all our members and I am proud that they have taken this seriously - the amount raised is testament to this."

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