14 August 2012

Visitors to Northampton’s Umbrella Fair this weekend are being invited to help make bottle top mosaics of the Queen’s head – a project to help demonstrate the importance of reusing and recycling.

The Northamptonshire Waste Education Team is co-ordinating the piece of artwork at a stall at the fair on Northampton’s Racecourse on Saturday between midday and 6pm.

The people that get involved will be asked to sign a piece of hardboard to say that they took part. The mosaics will then go up at Sixfields household waste recycling centre.

Cllr Chris Millar, chairman for the Northamptonshire Waste Partnership, said: “This is a fun and colourful project that not only reminds young people and the general public about the need for reuse but also ties in with a significant national celebration.

“They will also serve as a reminder about the need for reuse as the mosaics will be displayed at the Sixfields Household Waste Recycling Centre.”

Northamptonshire’s Waste Education Team is a partnership project between Northamptonshire County Council and the seven district and borough councils.