Community Centre wins award for recycling initiative

The Oakley Adult Opportunity Centre run by Gloucestershire County Council, has been awarded a national recycling award in recognition of its work with drinks can recycling programme Every Can Counts.

The centre, which was set up in 1987, helps provide opportunities for adults in the community, turned its attention to the responsible disposal of empty drinks cans as another way to teach respect for the environment.

Since beginning work to encourage recycling in September 2015, the volume of drinks cans collected has steadily increased to over 2.7 tonnes of cans collected in one year. The recycling team actively seek out new can collection points by promoting drinks can recycling to the public within Cheltenham by utilising the Every Can Counts leaflets and posters.

Carolyn O’Neill, assistant manager at the Oakley Adult Opportunity Centre, said:  “Winning a Green Can Award is an amazing accolade for the centre. The number of cans we collect has grown considerably. The recycling project at Oakley AOC has gone from strength to strength, in just over a year we have recycled over 2.7 tonnes of cans and 1.9 tonnes of foil.  We are very pleased how our recycling project is developing and we are always looking for new ways to increase our can and foil recycling in the Cheltenham area.’

Cllr Kathy Williams, cabinet member for long term care at Gloucestershire County Council, said: “It’s really great news that the centre has been recognised for their work. This project gives people with learning difficulties experience of a working environment and helps to drive up recycling rates, stopping aluminium cans ending up in landfill.

“I’m proud that we’ve supported so many people with learning disabilities into employment or training and schemes such as this can really help them to achieve their future potential.”

Ruth Meeke, Programme Manager for Every Can Counts, said: “The Oakley Adult Opportunity Centres recycling efforts are to be commended, and we are so pleased that not only are they making such a worthwhile difference within the community. We hope that more businesses in Gloucestershire will become inspired to work with the free to use Every Can Counts programme and look forward to helping celebrate other great examples of recycling achievements.”

Every Can Counts returns to the iconic Coca-Cola Christmas truck tour

Every Can Counts are once again promoting recycling on this year’s Coca-Cola Christmas truck tour. The campaign is designed to engage consumers and boost recycling rates among consumers across the UK.

Recycling ambassadors from Every Can Counts will meet members of the public to discuss recycling as they claim free samples of Coca-Cola product available at the Christmas truck tour stops. They will be dispensing handy recycling facts to visitors, as well as posing fun quiz questions on the topic. In return visitors will receive a free gift, including recycling fridge magnets and recycling bags for them to take away and use at home.

The recycling initiative will be present at ten stops of the Christmas truck tour in November and December, including:

  • Friday 25th November: Briggate and Dortmund Square, Leeds (1pm – 9pm)
  • Saturday 26th November: The Brunswick Centre, Scarborough (1pm – 9pm)
  • Friday 2nd December: intu Trafford Centre, Manchester (1pm – 9pm)
  • Saturday 3rd December: Dalton Square, Lancaster (1pm – 9pm)
  • Sunday 4th December: Williamson Square, Liverpool (1pm – 9pm)
  • Thursday 8th December: Market Square, Doncaster (1pm – 9pm)
  • Sunday 11th December: St Giles Square, Northampton (1pm – 9pm)
  • Tuesday 13th December: Tesco Extra, Peterborough (1pm – 9pm)
  • Wednesday 14th December: Asda Leyton Mills, Leyton, London (1pm – 9pm)
  • Thursday 15th December: Victoria Circus, Southend-on-Sea (1pm – 9pm)

WIN 100 Cans of Retro Barr Pop!

Become Employee of the Month with the help of us and Barr! We’re helping to bring the fun and frolics back to winter with our latest Facebook competition, by giving you the chance to win 100 Barr cans.

Just go to our Facebook page and sign up to our programme by clicking on the competition post to be in with a chance to win!

To find out more about the Every Can Counts programme and request your FREE office recycling pack including recycling bin, click here.

To read more about the competition Terms and Conditions, continue to read below:

 

Article 1: Promoter
The company Every Can Counts organizes a competition named “100 Barr Can competition” hereinafter referred to as “the Promotion”.

Article 2: Notice of the Promotion
The Promotion and the Terms and Conditions will be available on: https://everycancounts.co.uk/

Article 3: Entry
1. a) Information on how to enter and prizes form part of these Terms and Conditions. Participation in the Promotion is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Promotional Materials (as defined in article 12 below) and the Terms and Conditions, the Terms and Conditions shall prevail, govern and control.

2. b) Employees of the Promoter, its affiliates, suppliers, distributors and their immediate families, the partner agency associated with the Promotion (namely, the Company Mycleveragency a company registered in Scotland under n° SC359459 located 24 Great King St, Edinburgh, EH3 6QN).

3. c) The Promotion is opened only to residents belonging to the United Kingdom, who are 18 of age or older.

4. d) Entry is free, without any obligation to purchase.

Article 4: Duration of the Promotion
Promotion commences on 11/11/16 at 09:00 GMT and closes on 25/11/16 at 17:00 GMT (the “Entry Period”)

Article 5: Definition and value of the prize

One winner will be randomly picked on 26/11/16 from all of the entries:

1. The prize consists of 100 Barr canned drinks (flavours vary) Herein referred to as the “Prize”.
b) The Prize must be taken as offered. The Prize, or any unused portion of the Prize, is not transferable or exchangeable (against its value in cash or against any other prize). In the event that the Prize is not available, the Promoter reserves the right to substitute it in its sole discretion to the same and equal recommended retail value and/or specification.
c) The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any variation in the Prize value.
d) The Prize’s winner will be drawn using a random number generator from all entries, following the process described in article 6 below, during the Entry Period for a unique winner. Drawing will be conducted by Mycleveragency, at their office as mentioned in article 3 b), acting independently, whose decisions will be final. The winners will be notified by email or Facebook by the Promoter or Mycleveragency, which each entrant irrevocably accepts by participating in the Promotion.
e) The Promoter or Mycleveragency will notify the winner within 7 working days as from 25/11/16 Without any correspondence from the winner within 7 days following the notification sent by the Promoter or Mycleveragency, the Prize will be considered as lost for such winner. In such a case, an alternative winner will be drawn in the manner described at section 5(d) above.
Not more than one (1) prize will be granted to each winner for the whole duration of the Promotion. Contestants can enter once per Facebook account; per day the competition is live.
f) It is a condition of taking any prize that a winning entrant may be required to sign a legal release in a form determined by the Promoter.
Article 6: Modalities and validity of entries
a) To enter the Promotion, entrants must like the Every Can Counts Facebook page and click through to sign up to the programme by clicking on the competition post.

1. b) The Promoter reserves the right to verify the validity of entries and to disqualify any entrant who tampers with the entry process or who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. Incomplete entries will be deemed invalid.
c) Any entrant attempting to ‘game’ the competition will be subject to disqualification.
d) The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify a winner and to choose another winner if:
(i) the winner breaches any part of the present Terms and Conditions and/or of the Promoter’s rules and policies;
(ii) the Promoter realizes, or has reasonable grounds to suspect, that the entry submitted by the entrant is untrue, whether in part or in full, or that the winner has been involved in any suspicious, fraudulent or illegal activity.
e) In case a winner is disqualified under article 6 d) above, the winner forfeits the Prize as set out in article 5 a) above and shall not be entitled to any compensation from or further liability of the Promoter.
Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion may be a violation of criminal and/or civil law, and should such attempt be made, the Promoter reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Article 7: Personal Information
1. a) By entering the Promotion, each entrant consents to the information they submit, being entered into a database and the Promoter may use this information in any media for future promotional, marketing and publicity purposes without any further reference or payment or other compensation to the entrant. All personal details of the entrants will be stored at the office of the Promoter and/or its partner as indicated above. A request to access, update or correct any information should be directed to such offices.
b) If the winner wishes to forgo the Prize altogether, the winner must notify the Promoter within 7 working days of the Promoter’s, or Mycleveragency’s, initial notification. After the 7-day period has expired, the Promoter will conduct a new draw and an alternative winner will be selected in accordance with article 5(d) above.
c) The Promoter may use third parties to facilitate one or more elements of the Promotion and may provide some of your personally identifiable information to them. These third party service providers are subject to confidentiality agreements with the Promoter and other legal restrictions that prohibit the use of the information the Promoter provides them for any other purpose except to facilitate the specific outsourced Promoter related operation.

Article 8: Liability
1. a) It is expressly stated that the Internet is not a secured network. Except for any liability that cannot be excluded by law, the Promoter (including its officers, employees, agents and affiliates) excludes all liability (including negligence), for any loss or damage (including loss of opportunity); whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising out of the following: (a) any technical difficulties or equipment malfunction (whether or not under the Promoters control); (b) any theft, unauthorized access or third party interference; (c) any entry or Prize claim that is late, lost, altered, damaged or misdirected (whether or not after their receipt by the Promoter) due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter; (d) any variation in Prize value to that stated in these Terms and Conditions; (e) any tax liability incurred by a winner or entrant; and/or (f) use of Prize. Nothing in these terms shall limit the Promoter’s liability for death, personal injury or fraud.
b) By entering the Promotion, any entrant hereby represents and warrants that he/she has read these Terms and Conditions and is fully familiar with its content.

Article 9: Modification and/or interpretation of the Terms and Conditions
a) If the Promotion is interfered with in any way or is not capable of being conducted as reasonably anticipated due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter, the Promoter reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to the fullest extent permitted by law a) to disqualify any entrant or b) to modify, suspend, terminate or cancel the Promotion as appropriate c) replace an entrant with an alternative entry in the case of disqualification.
b) The Promoter will settle, in its sole discretion, any question relating to the application of the Terms and Conditions or any question that may arise, unresolved by the latter. These settlement decisions will be final.

Article 9: Promotional material
Although the Promoter will use reasonable efforts to ensure that all information relating to the Promotion (“Promotional Material”) is accurate, the Promoter is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any communications network, online system or computer hardware or software failure that may affect the Promoter’s operation of the Promotion or the site, including without limitation the accuracy of any Promotional Material.

Article 10: Governing law and Jurisdiction
The Promotion and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and any entrant irrevocably agrees that the courts of London shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with the Promotion or its subject matter or formation.

Every Can Counts – on the go, on-line and encouraging recycling across Europe!

Recycling fans across Europe were united in their enthusiasm for drinks can recycling this summer, helping Every Can Counts reach more consumers than ever before through their activities at beaches, tourist attractions, shopping centres and music festivals.  The fun also worked on-line thanks to a new game, which encouraged users of social media across Europe to learn more about recycling while collecting ‘virtual’ cans against the clock.

Hosted on Facebook, the aim of the #OlympiCAN game was to engage with online audiences across nine European countries, including the UK.  The game had a sporting theme and tasked the players to sprint along a running track jumping hurdles and collecting as many empty drinks cans as possible within 60 seconds, earning points for every can recycled. Players who scored 1000 points or more were able to enter a prize draw to win a national prize of £150 worth of Amazon vouchers in the UK. In every country players recording more than 2000 points qualified for the main European draw, for the chance to win a shiny aluminium bicycle, made from 800 recycled aluminium beverage cans.  Regular updates and a weekly competition ‘leaderboard’ ensured the competition remained strong for a total of six weeks.

img_2531-useThe game resulted in a huge boost in online engagement for each country and significantly increasing awareness of the Every Can Counts message. Over 20,000 players took part across Europe, reaching an online audience of over 2 million people  and attracting over 5,000 new ECC page ‘likes’ on Facebook. The UK managed to have a social reach of nearly 300,000 and a social engagement level of 4,000.

The lucky winner of the ‘Ricicletta’ aluminium bicycle was student Katarina Hadzic, aged 20, from Zrenjanin, Montenegro, pictured here with Every Can Counts programme manager Jelena Kis.  In the UK the national prize winner was Michael O’Brien, who received a £150 Amazon voucher.

 

Every Can Counts Brand Manager Jonathan Easthope said “Once again Every Can Counts has had a very busy summer encouraging people at a wide variety of events across the UK, and Europe to recycle their drink cans and give them another life.  The OlympiCAN game not only supported our summer events programme in each country, it brought a new dimension to our marketing communications and helped us reach new consumers with our important message about the need to recycle cans whenever and wherever possible.”

The OlympiCAN game was the result of co-operation across the European Every Can Counts network. It was developed and project managed by digital marketing agency UCME, based in Thessaloniki, Greece, with help from the local Every Can Counts team and Alupro in the UK. The ‘Ricicletta’ bike is made in Italy under licence from CiAL, the Italian Consortium for the Recovery and Recycling of Aluminium.

 

WIN 50 Barr cans with our Halloween Facebook competition!

Have a canifying Halloween with the help of us and Barr! This spooktastic time of year is one of our favourites and we’re helping to bring the fun and frolics back to your holiday with our latest Facebook competition.

Just go to our Facebook page, like the page and sign up to our programme by clicking on the competition post to be in with a chance to win!

To find out more about the Every Can Counts scheme and request your FREE office recycling bin, click here.

To read more about the competition Terms and Conditions, continue to read below:

Article 1: Promoter 
The company Every Can Counts organizes a competition named “Halloween competition” hereinafter referred to as “the Promotion”.

Article 2: Notice of the Promotion 
The Promotion and the Terms and Conditions will be available on: https://everycancounts.co.uk/

Article 3: Entry 

  1. a) Information on how to enter and prizes form part of these Terms and Conditions. Participation in the Promotion is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Promotional Materials (as defined in article 12 below) and the Terms and Conditions, the Terms and Conditions shall prevail, govern and control.
  2. b) Employees of the Promoter, its affiliates, suppliers, distributors and their immediate families, the partner agency associated with the Promotion (namely, the Company Mycleveragency a company registered in Scotland under n° SC359459 located 24 Great King St, Edinburgh, EH3 6QN).
  3. c) The Promotion is opened only to residents belonging to the United Kingdom, who are 18 of age or older.
  4. d) Entry is free, without any obligation to purchase.

Article 4: Duration of the Promotion

Promotion commences on 28/10/16 at 09:00 GMT and closes on 31/10/16 at 17:00 GMT (the “Entry Period”)

Article 5: Definition and value of the prize 
One winner will be randomly picked on 31/10/16 from all of the entries:

  1. The prize consists of 50 Barr canned drinks (flavours vary) Herein referred to as the “Prize”.
    b) The Prize must be taken as offered. The Prize, or any unused portion of the Prize, is not transferable or exchangeable (against its value in cash or against any other prize). In the event that the Prize is not available, the Promoter reserves the right to substitute it in its sole discretion to the same and equal recommended retail value and/or specification.
    c) The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any variation in the Prize value.
    d) The Prize’s winner will be drawn using a random number generator from all entries, following the process described in article 6 below, during the Entry Period for a unique winner. Drawing will be conducted by Mycleveragency, at their office as mentioned in article 3 b), acting independently, whose decisions will be final. The winners will be notified by email or Facebook by the Promoter or Mycleveragency, which each entrant irrevocably accepts by participating in the Promotion.
    e) The Promoter or Mycleveragency will notify the winner within 7 working days as from 17/10/16 Without any correspondence from the winner within 7 days following the notification sent by the Promoter or Mycleveragency, the Prize will be considered as lost for such winner. In such a case, an alternative winner will be drawn in the manner described at section 5(d) above.
    Not more than one (1) prize will be granted to each winner for the whole duration of the Promotion. Contestants can enter once per Facebook account; per day the competition is live.
    f) It is a condition of taking any prize that a winning entrant may be required to sign a legal release in a form determined by the Promoter.

Article 6: Modalities and validity of entries 
a) To enter the Promotion, entrants must like the Every Can Counts Facebook page and click through to sign up to the programme by clicking on the competition post.

  1. b) The Promoter reserves the right to verify the validity of entries and to disqualify any entrant who tampers with the entry process or who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. Incomplete entries will be deemed invalid.
    c) Any entrant attempting to ‘game’ the competition will be subject to disqualification.
    d) The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify a winner and to choose another winner if:
    (i) the winner breaches any part of the present Terms and Conditions and/or of the Promoter’s rules and policies;
    (ii) the Promoter realizes, or has reasonable grounds to suspect, that the entry submitted by the entrant is untrue, whether in part or in full, or that the winner has been involved in any suspicious, fraudulent or illegal activity.
    e) In case a winner is disqualified under article 6 d) above, the winner forfeits the Prize as set out in article 5 a) above and shall not be entitled to any compensation from or further liability of the Promoter.
    Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion may be a violation of criminal and/or civil law, and should such attempt be made, the Promoter reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Article 7: Personal Information 

  1. a) By entering the Promotion, each entrant consents to the information they submit, being entered into a database and the Promoter may use this information in any media for future promotional, marketing and publicity purposes without any further reference or payment or other compensation to the entrant. All personal details of the entrants will be stored at the office of the Promoter and/or its partner as indicated above. A request to access, update or correct any information should be directed to such offices.
    b) If the winner wishes to forgo the Prize altogether, the winner must notify the Promoter within 7 working days of the Promoter’s, or Mycleveragency’s, initial notification. After the 7-day period has expired, the Promoter will conduct a new draw and an alternative winner will be selected in accordance with article 5(d) above.
    c) The Promoter may use third parties to facilitate one or more elements of the Promotion and may provide some of your personally identifiable information to them. These third party service providers are subject to confidentiality agreements with the Promoter and other legal restrictions that prohibit the use of the information the Promoter provides them for any other purpose except to facilitate the specific outsourced Promoter related operation.

Article 8: Liability 

  1. a) It is expressly stated that the Internet is not a secured network. Except for any liability that cannot be excluded by law, the Promoter (including its officers, employees, agents and affiliates) excludes all liability (including negligence), for any loss or damage (including loss of opportunity); whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising out of the following: (a) any technical difficulties or equipment malfunction (whether or not under the Promoters control); (b) any theft, unauthorized access or third party interference; (c) any entry or Prize claim that is late, lost, altered, damaged or misdirected (whether or not after their receipt by the Promoter) due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter; (d) any variation in Prize value to that stated in these Terms and Conditions; (e) any tax liability incurred by a winner or entrant; and/or (f) use of Prize. Nothing in these terms shall limit the Promoter’s liability for death, personal injury or fraud.
    b) By entering the Promotion, any entrant hereby represents and warrants that he/she has read these Terms and Conditions and is fully familiar with its content.
    Article 9: Modification and/or interpretation of the Terms and Conditions
    a) If the Promotion is interfered with in any way or is not capable of being conducted as reasonably anticipated due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter, the Promoter reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to the fullest extent permitted by law a) to disqualify any entrant or b) to modify, suspend, terminate or cancel the Promotion as appropriate c) replace an entrant with an alternative entry in the case of disqualification.
    b) The Promoter will settle, in its sole discretion, any question relating to the application of the Terms and Conditions or any question that may arise, unresolved by the latter. These settlement decisions will be final.

Article 9: Promotional material
Although the Promoter will use reasonable efforts to ensure that all information relating to the Promotion (“Promotional Material”) is accurate, the Promoter is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any communications network, online system or computer hardware or software failure that may affect the Promoter’s operation of the Promotion or the site, including without limitation the accuracy of any Promotional Material.

Article 10: Governing law and Jurisdiction 
The Promotion and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and any entrant irrevocably agrees that the courts of London shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with the Promotion or its subject matter or formation.