The warm summer months of the year are appreciated by the recycling lottery. In July, Norwegians recycled bottles and cans for NOK 14 million, which when they played also contributed to the Red Cross.
The amount is the highest recycling lottery turnover for a month ever recorded, the recycling lottery writes in a press release on Sunday. By comparison, 10.8 million was recycled and played in July last year. The annual turnover also reaches new heights. So far this year, the lottery can record a turnover of NOK 76.5 million against NOK 64 million the same period last year.
Since its inception in 2008, the Recycling lottery has developed into one of the largest sources of income for the Red Cross.
“The funds we receive from the Recycling lottery are incredibly valuable to us and enable the Red Cross to carry out even more humanitarian work, both locally and nationally. That so many people contribute their empty bottles to the lottery has become vital,” says President Robert Mood in the Red Cross.
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