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Charity's recycling scheme binned

IOM scheme no longer economic

A UK recycling firm which formed a partnership with a Manx charity to help it raise money, has cut ties with the Island.

The project saw the Isle of Man Anti-Cancer Association place special bins at the southern civic amenity site, to collect in-demand waste items such as baby food pouches, baby wipes packaging, coffee pods and biscuit wrappers.

Many locals contributed and since 2014, waste has been bundled and sold to UK giant TerraCycle.

But now the company's increased the minimum volume of waste it will collect - and has removed the Island from its programme.

The charity's Sandy Denning says the scheme just doesn't stack up economically any more: