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Mum's in the picture for backing recycling

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: April 04, 2014

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A MUM-OF-TWO is backing a campaign to encourage residents to recycle more.

And Opal Bonfante has won a professional photo session for her family after entering a ''selfie'' competition, picturing them with their green food waste bin.

The image captured the imagination of judges in a contest which aimed to highlight how easy it is for families to use the weekly food waste recycling service, rather than black bags.

Opal, who has recently moved from London to Ynystawe, said: "We composted our food waste growing up as my parents were keen gardeners. I have always recycled and my kids will grow up doing the same.

"There is a massive contrast between how many people here use their food bins and recycle other things compared to where we were living previously. Everyone in our area does it."

Opal, her husband Shaun, who is from Swansea, and their children, Bluebell, aged two, and Tiger, three months, have won a professional family photography session.

The competition was organised by Swansea Council.

Cabinet member for place, June Burtonshaw, said: "We had some lovely entries from people who are recycling their food waste and I'd like to thank everyone for taking part.

"We are seeing more food being recycled in Swansea, which is good news for the environment, as it turns back into a soil-like substance which can help grow more food rather than sitting in landfill."

The campaign is endorsed by the Ospreys, the Swans and The Wave.

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  • Gwyddno  |  April 05 2014, 11:43AM

    "A MUM-OF-TWO is backing a campaign to encourage residents to recycle more." Photo of a girl with models of ET and a Minion.