Railway company presents new recycling superheroes

The Scottish rail operator has teamed up with a waste management company to choose the winners of a poster competition to design a recycling superhero to encourage rail passengers to recycle using the bins provided.

The judges were unanimously impressed with the creativity and imagination of the young participants, making the decision to pick the winners an extremely difficult one.

The winners, from left to right: Make Recycling Your Superpower by Josh Hutchison, 7, Recycle around the World by Ava Staunton, 10, Magnetic Naya by Naya Bernard, 7.

The winning entries were:

1st prize: Ava Staunton, 10 years old – Recycling around the world

2nd Prize: Josh Hutchison, 7 – Make Recycling Your Superpower

3rd prize: Naya Bernard, 7 years old – Magnetic Naya

Enva and ScotRail jointly launched the Design a Recycling Superhero competition to coincide with Recycling Week 2021, which ran from September 20-26 and is the annual UK-wide campaign to raise awareness about the importance of recycling.

Recycling is one of the easiest everyday actions people can take to reduce their carbon footprint, and it is hoped that ScotRail customers will be inspired by young artists – reminding them to recycle when they are on the move, to at home or at their workplace.

Nicole Tyson, Sustainability Manager at ScotRail, said: “The thought, effort and enthusiasm for recycling that went into creating the posters was evident. They are a new perspective to remind us of the simplicity of recycling on the go.

Cara Miller, Head of Enva, said: “From the recognition that recycling is a global challenge, to the ability for train passengers to recycle their superpower and harness the magnetism to float waste in a trash, the ideas of our three winners really captured our imaginations. “


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