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Green Santa rolls into Ross   09/12/2004

Reproduced from the Ross Gazette, No. 6832, Thursday, 9th December 2004

An environmentally-friendly Santa is paying an early visit to local organisations whose products or services can be reused, recycled or repaired. The Green Santa, more commonly known as Dennis Humble, General Manager, of EnviroAbility, has teamed up with Ross-based national website portal,, to encourage local organisations to add their information to the site's database of information about recycling for the town.

The ‘sleigh' will be driving around the town from Monday, 6 th December, dropping off the latest message … in a bottle, reused of course.'s Chief of Stuff Emma Lunn said: “You could be a supermarket with a carrier bag bin, a shoe repair shop, a computer repair person, a bicycle refurbisher or the guys who are in charge of the recycling skips. So as long as you do something that means what may be thrown away gets a new lease of life or is disposed of in an environmentally-sound way, you can put your information on our site for free as we test the site. There are already lots of people visiting, so it's well worth it.”

“WE are very pleased to be part of this,” added Dennis. “We have worked with for a while now but this new facility will give guys like us a great opportunity to promote all our other initiatives, such as Green Nappies, Book Swap and Tools for Self Reliance.”

The initiative comes at the same time as a national ‘Message in a Bottle' campaign being run by WRAP (the Waste & Resources Action Programme) to encourage local authorities to include plastic bottles in their recycling schemes.

Contact on 01989 762 269 if you would like Green Santa to visit your business. To promote your business on, visit the web site at, register as an organisation, and once confirmed go to ‘Edit my Details'. For enquiries, contact on



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