9th August 2002


The University of Lincoln is helping out a local charity by donating disused books from their library today (9th August).
Several hundred textbooks from the university’s learning resource centre are to be recycled by local environmental group Seagull.
The books - which have not been issued for three or more years- were identified in the annual evaluation of stock carried out by the university.
Due to the large number of books for disposal staff decided to contact Kate Hiseman-the new energy and environmental manager at the university- who arranged for Seagull- a local recycling charity- to collect the books. 
She said, “ The university is always working towards improving its environmental policy and this venture seemed an ideal opportunity to demonstrate this. 
“It is nice to know the books will be put to good use”
Seagull - the Skegness and District Environmental Action Group based in Wainfleet -takes industry waste and makes it available to schools and other groups as a children’s play resource providing materials for crafts and costumes which otherwise would have gone to landfill.
The non-profit making group - which has 842 members from all sectors of the Lincolnshire community- runs other initiatives which include a resource centre, recycling centre and a conservation site.
For more information about the work of Seagull they can be contacted by; Tel:01754 880661 Mobile:0374 917847 email-seasaw@dialstart.net



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