Find a green king or queen

DO you know someone who recycles everything – down to bean tin wrappers – or turns trash into treasures?

We’re searching for the best fanatics across the area to find our green royalty and readers can nominate someone to receive the Derbyshire Times’ recycling king or queen crown.

Derbyshire County Council is always aiming to promote recycling, which cuts landfill, and is offering top eco-friendly prizes for the chosen champion.

“We all need to recycle as much of our rubbish as we can and many of us are already doing our bit,” said Cllr John Allsop, cabinet member for technology and recycling.

“We currently compost and recycle 41 per cent of rubbish – up from 18 per cent in 2003-04.

“ Some of us might wonder how we can recycle more.

“But I hope that by hearing inspiring stories as we search for the county’s king or queen of recycling, we can find practical ideas to do just that.”

Prizes on offer for the winner include a chosen set of four recycled glasses, an energy efficient kettle and battery charger with rechargeable batteries plus a goodie bag on how to cut food waste. Judges will consider whether nominated persons recycles all mainstream materials consistently, makes extra efforts to reduce the rubbish they produce, goes the extra mile and encourages others. As entries come in we shall feature stories of local champions over the next few weeks.

l To nominate someone email ellen.beardmore@derbyshiretimes.co.uk, call 01246 504578, contact us via www.twitter.com/D_Times or at www.facebook.com/derbyshiretimes.

Alternatively write to us at Derbyshire Times, 37 Station Road, Chesterfield, S41 7XD.

l Nominators will also go into a prize draw to win a battery charger and rechargeable batteries

ellen.beardmore@derbyshiretimes.co.uk.