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A Blue Peter Badge for the Cone Exchange

We were thrilled to be invited to appear on Blue Peter alongside a group of crafty children from Hookstone Chase Primary School. Our very own Chris Powell was interviewed by presenters Radzi and Lindsey and explained about the Cone Exchange and how we reuse items that are destined for landfill. Chris was thrilled to be presented with his very own Green Blue Peter badge which will take pride of place with his MBE! 

We were on CBBC on Thursday 21st June at 5.30pm and its available on BBC I-Player now if you want to check it out.

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Well Done Monty

We were thrilled to be part of one of our younger customers efforts in successfully applying for a Blue Peter ‘Green’ Badge. Monty had visited the Cone Exchange with his mum and took inspiration from the items that our volunteers had made from recycled materials. Taking away material and felt offcuts Monty created this lovely Blue Peter cushion and wrote a letter explaining where he had got the idea from.

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Christmas cheer

Christmas came early for Year 9 pupils at King James School, Knaresborough as they created their entry into the Christmas tree festival at St John’s church This year’s tree came with an unusual mesasage – recycling! Made with Cone Exchange materials the Christmas tree was to raise awareness of recycling at a time of year when so much packaging, wrapping paper and food is wasted.


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Butterfly fun


Pauline Thompson, a waitress at Bettys Northallerton, shared this picture. She tells us ‘Here is my granddaughter Hettie and her friend making butterflies with Captain Rummage at the Great Yorkshire Show. It was great to see the Cone Exchange there as Chris¬† gave Helmsley School 30 chutney buckets earlier in the year for the reception class to do a sponsored water carry to raise money for Oxfam, Water Aid and York Flood Relief. They raised ¬£400 and are still using the buckets in school.’


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