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Argos Prove They Take Care of It

Bedford Borough Council is supporting Argos in their initiative to encourage their customers to recycle their old catalogues. The new Spring/Summer edition, which was released last week, is the 73rd edition since their launch in 1973. To show his support, the Mayor of Bedford Borough will be visiting the Argos store at the Interchange, Kempston, at 1.30pm, on Friday 12th February.

Argos’ new catalogue includes details about where they source their paper and where the waste catalogues are sent for recycling. Their latest catalogue was published on 23rd January 2010. Weighing 2kg each, the catalogue should provide a decent contribution to recycling rates, taking into account that there are over 36 million catalogues in circulation each year.

The Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “Most homes in the borough probably have an Argos catalogue within them, so this is an excellent venture. Like Argos, we have made some bold promises with our own environment responsibilities; as a council we have committed to creating a clean and green borough. Our 10:10 campaign commits us to work towards reducing our carbon footprint by 10% in 2010. Ventures such as these are driven by people’s support and it is amazing what ‘bigger picture’ achievements can be derived from individuals making small changes.”

For further information on how Argos is tackling its waste obligations this year, please visit their corporate website at http://www.homeretailgroup.com/.  Argos is currently recycling 78% of its waste.

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