Recycling initiative hopes for cash windfall
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.