A group from Teesside are turning recyclable waste into art projects for children.
A local scout group visited the Percy Middlesbrough scrap-store - which makes material which would ordinarily have gone to landfill into art - to complete their Community Challenge and Creative Challenge awards today.
The scouts helped cleared away rubbish from the Middlesbrough compound, and also used material donated by local businesses to create artwork.
Vicky Jackson-Smith is Managing Director of J&B Recycling. She says she is on a mission to divert landfill by increasing the types and levels of waste that can be recycled.
Vicky is Responsible for 100,000 tonnes of waste a year for an estimated 4,000 public and private sector clients from Fife to Essex. J&B will create 200 new jobs on Teesside as part of a new recycling plant development.**