Liverpool students urged to recycle goods

Liverpool students are being asked to think twice about what they throw out at the end of the academic year.

Student unions and Liverpool City Council have teamed up to encourage students to donate reusable goods instead of binning them.

The Leave Liverpool Tidy campaign wants students to hand the goods to special donation points for distribution in special free shops.

The goods will also be donated to hostels, shelters and refuges.

"It is a student-led reduce, reuse and recycle project aiming to limit the amount of reusable items which go to landfill as a result of the large number of students who move out of rented accommodation during the summer months," said project coordinator Kim Cooper.

She added: "Following the distribution of bags in student areas and the establishment of donation points in appropriate locations, students will be encouraged to donate reusable items that might otherwise be left out as rubbish."

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