Published: 7th Sep 2018

A skills-boosting ‘recycling academy’ has been set up within a prison in Uttoxeter, thanks to a partnership from Amey, Recycling Lives and HMP Dovegate. The TVs are sent from Amey’s Household Waste Recycling Centres to HMP Dovegate, where up to 40 offenders strip out glass, plastics, circuit boards and wiring from the televisions. Once the component parts have been extracted at the prison, they will be sent to Recycling Lives’ 15-acre recycling park in Preston for final sorting, before going to the global commodities market for processing into new products. More than 133,000 televisions will be recycled every year as part of the scheme. Prisons Minister Rory Stewart said: ‘I am grateful to HMP Dovegate, Amey and Recycling Lives for their work in creating this HMP Academy. ‘Initiatives like this create a platform for offenders to go on and make a meaningful contribution to society – turning their backs on crime for good. … (To read the full article, subscribe below)