JOHNNY IN ECO-DRIVE.Byline: CATHERINE JONES Catherine Jones is an English television news journalist, currently a reporter and presenter on Five.
Born on 12th January 1971 and brought up in Essex, Jones started her professional career in the newsroom of Buckinghamshire based local radio station Mix 96 in 1994.
JOHNNY Vegas Johnny Vegas (September 11, 1971 - October 20, 2007) was an English comedian. He was known for his random rants, his husky voice, his support of rugby league (St Helens RFC in particular, whom he had played for in a guest appearance) and his drinking of Guinness. has been enlisted to promote Liverpool's recycling drive.
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In them, Johnny jokes about the need to ``reduce your waste'' and urges people to think about what they throw away, as well as the need to make use of facilities such as kerbside paper recycling Paper recycling is the process of recovering waste paper and remaking it into new paper products. There are three categories of paper that can be used as feedstocks for making recycled paper: mill broke, pre-consumer waste, and post-consumer waste. -backed by the ECHO.
A city council spokesman said: ``Johnny is a very popular figure with a highlyrecognisable voice.
``He will appeal toLiverpool audiences in this vital service and we a resure people will respond.'' European legislation means authorities must be recycling around 12% of household waste by April.
The kerbside paper recycling scheme has been in operation since last September and covers 170,000 homes.
For every ton ne of paper collected, a pounds 1 donation is made to the ECHO's Sunrise Fund. So far, the figure has topped pounds 2,000.
In December only 83 tonnes of glass, paper and cans were recycled. But in January the figure rose to 217 tonnes.
Together with the kerbside paper collection the amount total led 654 tonnes -making pounds 654 for the Sunrise Fund, which is this year supporting Barnardo's.
ECHO editor Mark Dickinson said: ``Hopefully, with Johnny Vegas on board, more and more people will be encouraged to think about what they are throwing away and change their habits for the good of the environment.''
catherinejones@liverpool echo.co.ukSocial Affairs Reporter