Steve Barclay Fenland MP has welcomed a County Council decision to provide continued funding to the Cambridgeshire Community Re-use and Recycling Network (CCORRRN), a Fenland paint recycling scheme.
CCORRN is a social enterprise which collects millions of litres of usable paint that would otherwise be burnt or put in to landfill and redistributes it for use by charities, community groups, schools and members of the community who need help sprucing up their homes.
Following the launch of CCORRN’s funding campaign and letters of support from Mr Barclay, Cambridgeshire County Council has agreed to continue its support for the scheme for next year.
Mr Barclay, who launched an official partnership with the scheme in 2012, said: “The CCORRN initiative is an excellent example of what can be achieved through recycling, education and collaboration. It helps organizations and people to make the most of their facilities and homes and in monetary terms will save on alternative landfill and disposal costs.
“It is great news that the Council has agreed to support CCORRN in its socially and environmentally responsible work for our community.”
There are six donation points located around Fenland for those who would like to recycle their usable tins of paint and add a bit of colour to their local community. For more information on how to get involved visit their website on: http://www.ccorrn.org.uk/