Students from an eco-friendly Scottish college have launched a campaign in the hope to encourage youngsters in the area to increase their recycling efforts, according to

The ‘Recycle on the Go’ scheme has been organised by students at Kilmarnock College and is being funded by Zero Waste Scotland as part of the Respect the Environment programme. Those at the college are putting stickers on items to remind people to recycle everyday materials. There have also been 40 dedicated recycling bins installed throughout the college for students there to place suitable rubbish in.

It is hoped that the scheme will help to the college achieve the government target of recycling 70 per cent of waste sooner than the target date, which is currently 2025.

Talking about the scheme, Zero Waste volunteer co-ordinator Lauren Lochrie told “It’s great to see the students so active about recycling and we’ve already receive a lot of interest from people who are keen to volunteer with us.”

She added: “It’s evident that Kilmarnock College are hugely supportive of the programme and we were delighted to launch ‘Recycle on the Go’ through such an effective partnership.”

Gordon McLaren, estates and facilities service leader at the college, also said that he was ‘proud’ to be working on the scheme and hoped students at the college continued to support it throughout the remainder of the year.  

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