Council supports 'Christmas Tree-cycled' event in Chester Cathedral
3 December 2019Cheshire West and Chester Council is supporting the ‘Christmas Tree-cycled’ event at Chester Cathedral which involves over 50 Christmas trees decorated with creative recycled decorations.
The ‘Recycle First’ team from the Council’s Waste Management service has sponsored a tree and decorated it with decorations made from previous waste collection calendars, plastic bottles, cans, paper, twigs and fabric.
In pride of place at the very top of the tree is an angel made from a recycled book donated by the Council’s Libraries Service. ‘Joy the Angel’ was made from a statistics book by a librarian in Neston Library.
For 2019, the Christmas Tree-cycling Festival will raise funds for the charities Stick ‘n’ Step and Adoption Matters.
The Council’s Director of Place Operations, Maria Byrne said: “The Cathedral’s Christmas Tree festival is now in its seventh year and sees the cathedral cloisters filled with majestic Christmas trees decorated by local schools and businesses – it provides a beautiful, festive escape from the hustle and bustle of the streets outside.
“The event has an important message. It is estimated that we will create more than three million tonnes of rubbish this Christmas in Britain. More than half of this could be recycled. We can all do our bit to improve recycling rates and our Recycle First team have some top tips to boost your recycling this Christmas.”
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This project supports the Council’s Climate Emergency agenda as it continues to work with partners, businesses and communities to develop a borough-wide response to tackle the Climate Emergency.
Helen Neal (Libraries) with Liz Ellis and Lisa Digby (Recycling Awareness) decorating the Recycle First tree at the Cathedral.
A recycled tree ornament
Joy the Angel at the top of the tree