Rail company introduces new recycling superheroes
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Scotland's railway operator has joined forces with a waste management company to pick the winners of a poster competition to design a recycling superhero to encourage rail passengers to recycle using the bins provided.
The judges were unanimously impressed by the creativity and imagination of the young entrants, making the decision to choose the winners an extremely tough decision.
The winning entries were:
1st Prize: Ava Staunton, age 10 – Recycle around the World
2nd Prize: Josh Hutchison, age 7 – Make Recycling Your Superpower
3rd Prize: Naya Bernard, age 7 – Magnetic Naya
Enva and ScotRail jointly launched the Design a Recycling Superhero competition to coincide with Recycle Week 2021, which ran from September 20-26 and is the annual UK-wide campaign to raise awareness of the importance of recycling.
Recycling is one of the easiest everyday actions people can take to reduce their carbon footprint, and it is hoped that ScotRail customers will take inspiration from the young artists - reminding them to recycle when out and about, at home or in the workplace.
Nicole Tyson, ScotRail sustainability manager, said: “The thought, effort, and enthusiasm for recycling that went into the poster creations was evident. They are a fresh perspective to remind us of the simplicity of recycling while on the go.”
Cara Miller, Enva sector head, said: “From the recognition that recycling is a global challenge, to empowering passengers on trains to make recycling their superpower and harnessing magnetism to float litter into a bin – our three winners’ ideas really captured our imaginations.”