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Solihull schools hand over 113kg of unwanted and broken electrical toys

Sarah Mason 28th May, 2022

SOLIHULL schools went head to head to donate broken toys as part of an eco project.

A total of 11 primary and secondary schools across the borough were asked to take in any toys no longer used that were battery or USB powered or had a socket as part of the Solihull Zero Wasters CIC and The Appliance Recycling Group’s Toy Amnesty Schools Challenge.

The pupils collected an impressive 113kg worth of toys throughout the challenge.

Blossomfield Infant School came out on top with a remarkable haul of 27kg, followed by Langley Primary School in second place, just pipping Monkspath Junior School in third.

The challenge was to raise awareness of recycling and reusing electrical equipment.

James Farmer of the Appliance Recycling Group, said: “I am so incredibly proud of the schools and the children that participated in the Toy Amnesty Treasure Hunt, to collect more than 100kg is brilliant.

“It is important to remember whilst the project ran for six weeks, parents can still drop broken electricals off to Bickenhill Recycling Centre.

“Working but unwanted toys should always be donated to local charity shops.

“We remain committed to this project and we’ll run this as an annual event.”

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