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Children get creative with scrap.

THE people responsible for keeping Birmingham's roads and highways up to scratch found a way to recycle unwanted scrap materials into play things for children.

Staff from council contractor Amey took part in the Birmingham Play Care Network (BPCN) events in Aston Park and Walmley.

And they arrived with van-loads of donations to be used in creative play - including cable reels, cardboard tubing, bubble wrap, boxes and even reflective street sign off-cuts, which would have otherwise made their way to landfill.

Becky Coley from BPCN said: "Our Play in Parks events are designed to help local residents make the most of their outdoor play areas for the children in their community.

"The popularity of the donations from Amey just goes to show that children love to use their imagination to come up with new and exciting ways to enjoy and explore the world around them."

Amey's Liz Hart added: "Donating the items helps us to reduce the amount of waste we throw away."
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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Jun 5, 2014
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