UK:50 EMPTY INKJET CARTRIDGES = 1 GOAT

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UK:50 EMPTY INKJET CARTRIDGES = 1 GOAT

 user 2006-06-13 at 12:08:00 pm Views: 33
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    Fifty Empty Inkjet Cartridges = One Goat
    Banff
    Primary School near Aberdeen has discovered a brand new mathematical
    equation simply by collecting up empty inkjet printer cartridges used
    in the school’s 35 printers and returning them free of charge to
    Environmental Business Products (EBP) in London where they will be
    recycled. For every fifty cartridges received EBP donates enough money
    to buy a goat for families in West Africa to provide milk, manure for
    crops and help build up new livestock for impoverished farmers in the
    region, recently devastated by drought and freak storms.The inkjet
    cartridge recycling scheme at Banff Primary School is linked to
    Northcliffe Electronic Publishing’s Beehive charity initiative ‘Get a
    Goat for Africa’. Since March 2006, collectively the scheme has raised
    enough to buy 40 goats and 10 chickens. But schools nationwide can
    raise funds for over thirty different charities of their choice
    including Save the Children, Tommy’s, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Whizz
    Kids, Riding for the Disabled plus many more, at no cost to themselves,
    not even the postage.Children from all the classes at Banff Primary
    School helped collect, bag and send off the cartridges in special ‘Get
    a Goat’ Freepost bags provided by Northcliffe and supplied by EBP. The
    school is now planning to extend the scheme to the school’s parents,
    their friends and local businesses. Ivy Barron, the school’s project
    co-ordinator said, “As well as the Freepost bags, NEP sent us
    photographs of the families with their goats. It was fascinating to
    discover that something that is usually thrown away could be recycled,
    and also have the potential to improve a family’s life so radically. It
    is also a worthwhile and educational project which the children have
    enjoyed’.Oxfam has distributed goats to Mauritanian farmers like Aiche
    Mint Inmzine who lives in Aftout. “The goats (are) as a gift from the
    sky. Giving animals to people like us is very important. It gave me
    confidence and increased my family’s security. Two of the goats gave
    birth so we have more animals and we had milk at a traditional time of
    hardship”. Local veterinary assistants are also trained to look after
    the animals in case they become ill.Environmental Business Products
    also collects laser cartridges and unwanted mobile phones for
    recycling. Simply contact Environmental Business Products Ltd. 214
    Acton Lane, Park Royal, London, NW10 7NH, tel. 0208 838 6888 or email
    angela.wiseman. The company’s web address is http://www.inkagain.co.uk for
    further information on its charity projects and recycling facts.