To ask you to put aside some festive rubbish (for a good cause)?

(55 Posts)
fuzzypicklehead Wed 26-Dec-12 14:52:44

You may remember me from last summer's mission to collect ring pulls from fizzy drinks cans. The Quality Street v. Roses thread reminded me that a large volume of MN'ers will have got in large quantities of sweet treats for the holiday season (and may also be enjoying their wine and feeling generous) Sooo... did you know that your chocolate feasting can do some environmental and social good?

I run an "upcycling" group for adults with SN called Re-Creations Project We teach the group to turn rubbish into cool stuff and sell it to earn money for fun activities (and cake). The materials we use most are Quality Street Wrappers, metal bottle caps and ring pulls from beer/fizzy drink cans. We need way more materials than we can consume ourselves, so we frequently have to enlist help from members of the public to share their rubbish with us. (We did ask Quality Street to help let people know they could recycle wrappers through us, but they said no sad)

So this Christmas, we're beginning a "Christmas Crap Competition" and asking people to wrap up their sweet wrappers, ring pulls and bottle caps and post them to us. They'll stay out of landfill, and it will make a group of people with learning disabilities really happy. Plus, whoever sends us the most (by 31st January) wins a handmade Quality Street wrapper bracelet.

The materials we use and addresses for posting/dropping are here

fuzzypicklehead Sun 06-Jan-13 22:03:45

Indeed, I do! Here you go:

Quality Street Wrappers
Ring Pulls
Metal Bottle Caps
Broken costume jewellery
incomplete puzzles and board games
broken candles/candle stubs
Babybel wax
broken crayons
bicycle chains and sprockets

serant Tue 08-Jan-13 00:17:29

Thanks for the link.

fuzzypicklehead Wed 09-Jan-13 20:30:57

Oooh, another packet in the post, and the group spent most of today sorting out wrappers. The current record is 132 wrappers in one parcel. Can anybody beat that?

hippoCritt Thu 10-Jan-13 22:38:18

Oh I could try and beat that because eating chocolate is an area I excel in! Just waiting for OH to finish his thorntons, I have helped

fuzzypicklehead Sun 20-Jan-13 17:48:33

Hmm. Stuck at work until at least midnight tonight (while watching the bastard snow accumulate on my car) so I reckon I'll work my way through a stack of wrappers before home time. 10 days until the end of the competition and 132 is still the record. Come on Mumsnet, you can beat that!

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