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A Catalogue of Success
Friday 12th August, 2005

A Catalogue of Success
The green team’s Phil Lamb collects a sack of old catalogues from Kath and Eileen at the Galleries’ store.

When your local high street catalogue shop gets its new season lines in, it’s only natural to rush down there for a great deal.

But council recycling bosses are reminding shoppers what to do with their old catalogues — and binning them is so last season! They say old catalogues can be easily recycled in the fortnightly collection service.

Wigan Council’s waste management officer, Philip Lamb says:

“Our message to local residents is ‘once you’ve finished with your catalogue, please recycle it. We’ll take magazines, newspapers, computer paper, travel brochures… and your catalogue store books as well!”

And David Jones, manager of Argos in Wigan Galleries is backing the council’s recycling project. He says:

“I know our customers will welcome the chance to help the environment. It’s good that we can all do our bit really easily to go green.”

Last year, residents saved the equivalent of over 100,000 trees by recycling their papers — and each month one lucky householder wins £500 in a random draw by the Mayor as a thank you for putting their sack out. The latest prize winner is due to be announced next week.

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