Into the den of a 'green dragon'

A bounty of £35,000 is up for grabs for people and firms willing to go to a dragon's den-style panel with their ideas for recycling. Broadland District Council wants new and innovative ideas for ways of recycling and is offering up to £8,000 per business or group from the total pot on offer.

A bounty of £35,000 is up for grabs for people and firms willing to go to a dragon's den-style panel with their ideas for recycling.

Broadland District Council wants new and innovative ideas for ways of recycling and is offering up to £8,000 per business or group from the total pot on offer.

It is part of the council's Recycling Challenge Fund and a hunt to find ways to reduce, reuse or recycle the sort of rubbish that now goes to landfill tips.

“We hope people will come forward with their ideas, and we can't wait to hear them,” said Shelagh Gurney, portfolio holder for waste management at the council.

“Eligible bids will go forward to a second round, where bidders will be invited into a dragon's den to present their ideas and outline their project to a panel of

experts.”

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The scheme is open to any business or voluntary group that operates mainly in Broadland district.

It aims to support new or existing initiatives, with the main aim of reducing the amount of rubbish sent to landfill through waste reduction, reuse or recycling.

To find out more call 01603 730482.