New green scheme launches at Horwich Leisure Centre

1 Feb 2023 02:42
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Horwich Leisure Centre has signed up with a swimming products recycling scheme run by Leisure Loop, which aims to address the amount of waste generated by pools that reaches landfill each year.

Bolton Community Leisure, which runs the centre in partnership with Serco Leisure, has decided to team up with swimming products company, Zoggs to offer a free trial of a Leisure Loops re-cycling box. The box is Zoggs-branded to make it easy for customers to identify where to put their old swimming products, such as goggles, flip-flops and floats.

Mahendra Patel Partnership Manager for Bolton Community Leisure, which runs Horwich and four other leisure facilities in the region said:

"This is an important initiative and one I'm sure our customers will be keen to support. We're determined as an operator to do all we can to reduce our environmental impact and this scheme fits in perfectly with our commitment to Maintain a Fitter Future, a green project we launched at all centres in 2022 to demonstrate more transparency on how we use energy around our facilities.

"I would encourage all customers to look out for the blue Zoggs' boxes at Horwich Leisure Centre, and check out our website foe details of all the products we're collecting. It's worth noting that if every pool in the UK filled just one box, around 55 tonnes of waste could be recycled into new products."

Cllr Nadim Muslim, Bolton Council's Executive Cabinet Member for Environmental Services said:

"The leisure industry uses a lot of equipment and products that cannot be recycled by conventional methods. This is a great initiative and another way for people to reduce their environmental impact."

The scheme will also run at the Sir Jason Kenny Centre as well as Farnworth and Westhoughton Leisure Centres.

Bolton Community Leisure (BCL) in partnership with Serco Leisure and on behalf of Bolton Borough Council. BCL runs five centres across the region: the Sir Jason Kenny Centre, plus Farnworth, Leverhulme Park, Horwich and Westhoughton Leisure Centres.

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