YOUNGSTERS from Ellesmere Port and Neston have joined the “green brigade”.

They are among 400 children who have become Cheshire Junior Recycling Officers whose role is to promote the 3R’s message – reduce, re-use and recycle.

This is the 15th year of the Junior Recycling Club and the new officers from primary and junior schools in the borough recently received their certificates and recycling packs.

Over the coming months they will organise events and competitions in their schools and promote the recycling message to classmates, teachers, family and friends.

In March they will compete in the Junior Recycling Officer of the Year competition.

Cheshire’s executive member for environment, Andrew Needham, said: “Our Junior recycling officers work hard and have fun promoting the important recycling message.

“As well as receiving newsletters throughout the year packed with ideas, they will also for the first time be able to access a special junior recycling officer section of the Recycle for Cheshire website to access posters and information.

“My own granddaughter was a junior recycling officer and, now grown up, she has still retained this good practice.”

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