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Recycling company aids community allotments in Lurgan

St Francis allotments Lurgan

Recycling company, Natural World Products (NWP) has come to the aid of allotment holders in Lurgan by donating compost for their beds and woodland.

SDLP Lurgan Councillor Ciaran Toman says he was successful in his endeavour to source compost for the community allotment at St Francis Primary School, Lurgan.

Mr Toman said: “It is very fitting that I am able to source a donation from NWP in the run up to this year’s International Compost Awareness Week which ran from May 2-8 and the theme was ‘Grow, Eat… COMPOST…Repeat.’.

“In previous year’s, Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council celebrated International Compost Awareness Week by providing free compost to residents within the borough however, due to COVID restrictions this will not be occurring this year.

“Through the provision of compost, it helps improve green spaces and promote the development of the natural environment as a means of improving mental well-being.

“With this donation, people can see the tangible benefits of effective household recycling flowing back into our community to further encourage the sorts of behavioural changes can lead to even more material being reused or recycled in the future, as we collectively strive to combat the current climate emergency.”

The SDLP Lurgan Councillor added: “The eco-work in St Francis’ Primary School have been going from strength to
strength each year with more people coming forward to rent an allotment bed and helping to maintain the school woodland which they have been developing for eight years.

“I personally want to thank NWP for their kind donation, and I am delighted to be involved in this process. This will go a long way to getting all the community involved, the school children and volunteers in a space for everyone to cherish and enjoy.”

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