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'Can' he kick it...

Posted on 17 September 2008  - 12:00

Billy Wingrove achieved an astonishing feat by keeping up a tin can over 36 times in support of Enfield Council's ten million can challenge on Thursday.

'Can' he kick it...

Billy Wingrove achieved an astonishing feat by keeping up a tin can over 36 times in support of Enfield Council's ten million can challenge on Thursday.

He smashed the target set by Enfield Council as part of their innovative recycling campaign

Billy said: "It's the first time I've ever attempted to try my skills with a can instead of a ball and it was certainly a challenge.

"Hopefully this will raise the awareness of the campaign to encourage people in Enfield to try and recycle."

Enfield Councillor Terry Neville - cabinet member for environment -added: "We wanted Billy to keep his can up at least 36 times as it's the number of cans each resident in Enfield needs to recycle by this Saturday if we are to hit our ten million can challenge.

"So if Billy can do his bit - his magnificent achievement should Spur us all on to recycle more!"

Enfield Council has one of the best recycling records in London - with a rate of 30%. Residents recycled 28.8 million cans last financial year - that's 103 cans each.

On this basis, 35 cans each from 280,000 residents will yield 9,800,000 cans and produce enough energy to keep 1,400,000 homes lit for a day.

The target date - Saturday September 20 - is the official end of British Summer Time.