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Soroptimists Recycle ‘Softies’

Crosby’s Soroptimists have been ‘active’ in raising awareness about single-use plastics.

This year’s ‘Day of Action’, organised by Soroptimist International, Great Britain & Ireland (SIGBI), focuses on Climate Change and reducing the use of these soft plastics.

Vesna Levi, who co-ordinates Crosby club members’ initiatives, said: “Our members are being encouraged to make permanent lifestyle changes by cutting down their use of plastics in general, one step at a time.”

Vesna continued: “In advance of SIGBI’s Day of Action we also asked them to collect their ‘softies’. These include grocery packs and pouches, wrappings, fruit nets, peel-off lids, delivery bags and bubble-wrap. Members then took them to a recycling point. (Our local supermarkets have bins for these soft plastics.) We asked for photos!

“Out of interest, some Soroptimists have weighed their bagsful. Eight members logged almost 2.7kg. That’s a lot of single-use plastic going off to be recycled.”