Rubbish presents for some this Christmas
CHILDREN in Ipswich have been giving rubbish presents this Christmas.The youngsters from Downside Close, Whitland Close and Alderlee all gave gifts of garbage to Father Christmas when he arrived in the area.
CHILDREN in Ipswich have been giving rubbish presents this Christmas.
The youngsters from Downside Close, Whitland Close and Alderlee all gave gifts of garbage to Father Christmas when he arrived in the area.
They didn't offend Santa in the run-up to Christmas though, in fact jolly old Saint Nick gave them presents in return.
The festive event, organised by Sanctuary Housing Association was aimed at encouraging recycling and the gifts were all dry recyclables.
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The Council's environment spokesman, Harold Mangar, said: "This is an important event for us because it is getting youngsters involved in recycling in a fun way.
"Children are our future and recycling concerns the future of our planet.
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"We owe it to them to stop turning our planet into a rubbish tip."
The children aged between two and 14, presented Santa with their gifts in a specially constructed grotto in Downside Close.
Ipswich Borough Council provided blue bins so that Santa could discard his unwanted gifts which will now be recycled.
The event follows a successful Waste into Art Day held by Sanctuary Housing in August.