Re­cy­cling ini­tia­tive hopes for cash wind­fall

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

Lorn and Oban Re­cy­cling Ini­tia­tive (LORI) is hop­ing for a wind­fall grant from thrifty shop­pers in 2019.

The com­mu­nity en­ter­prise is ask­ing shop­pers in Oban and Lochgilp­head to cast their vote in favour of the project which di­verts un­wanted house­hold goods and fur­ni­ture des­tined for land­fill and puts it to good use.

The GRAB Trust, the lo­cal char­ity be­hind LORI, based in Oban and Lochgilp­head, has been short­listed for a grant un­der the Tesco Bags of Help scheme. Tesco shop­pers in Oban and Lochgilp­head can vote in sup­port of the char­ity and its aims in-store un­til the end of Fe­bru­ary.

Trust man­ager Gra­ham Love said: ‘LORI is ask­ing shop­pers to vote for our project. Tonnes of house­hold goods need­lessly end up in land­fill each year, while some house­holds strug­gle to make ends meet.

‘LORI pro­vides lo­cal so­lu­tions, gather­ing and grad­ing fur­ni­ture and house­hold elec­tri­cals for re­use from its show­room at the Moleigh re­cy­cling cen­tre near Oban. Ev­ery­one can play their part by do­nat­ing goods or by con­sid­er­ing pur­chas­ing qual­ity pre-loved items from LORI.

‘The char­ity works closely with the so­cial hous­ing sec­tor, sup­ports low in­come fam­i­lies and those in cri­sis to get back on their feet. We are a lo­cal em­ployer and cre­ate vol­un­teer op­por­tu­ni­ties to sup­port the long-term un­em­ployed and help peo­ple back into work.’

The char­ity, which di­verts more than 55 tonnes of house­hold goods from land­fill an­nu­ally, will use the Tesco grant to in­crease vol­un­teer­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties and fur­ther re­duce the amount of house­hold waste need­lessly sent to land­fill.

Shop­pers in Oban and Lochgilp­head have un­til the end of Fe­bru­ary to vote us­ing to­kens avail­able in Tesco stores.

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