New facility to boost green education

29 July 2009 — 10:48 AM

The facility could encourage people to care more for the planet

Consumers recycling mobile phones could be among the 1,300 people that will benefit from the green education facility on a yearly basis when it opens later this year in Wales

As part of a scheme set up by British Gas and the Welsh Assembly Government, the Green Skills Training Centre will operate in the southern part of the country and will encourage employees to get behind the latest environmental plans.

Councillor Des Hillman, leader of Blaenau Gwent council, said: "Our vision is to transform Blaenau Gwent into a centre for 21st century learning, training and skills."

In addition, it is hoped the facility will help the nation reach its target of improving the energy efficiency of around 40,000 homes.

Employees looking to start an eco-friendly scheme in their workplace may find mobile recycling is a good way to generate some extra cash for charity or for an office night out.

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