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Are you recycling savvy? A student who is dedicated to reducing your carbon foot print?

Then this is your opportunity to make a difference, because we’re looking for a team of Student Recycling Champions to help spread the recycling message at this year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals.

Competition organisers Every Can Counts have teamed up with The National Student and Festival Republic, which runs some of the UK’s major music events, to launch a competition that gives our winners the chance to see how recycling works at Reading and Leeds festivals and make a valuable contribution to the event’s environmental efforts. Winners will also get the opportunity to work with industry leaders to gain an impressive experience to add to their CV, plus plenty of time to enjoy the bands.

To be in with a chance of winning, you need to suggest an innovative idea which would encourage more festival-goers to recycle their empty drink cans. It could be a new way of rewarding recyclers for saving their cans, a bigger and better way to promote the recycling message, or simply a way of making recycling more appealing to the festival goers.

Send your idea in no more than 500 words either as a Word, Powerpoint or PDF (you can illustrate your entry with photos, drawings or video clips) to: Please also let us know which festival you would prefer to go to should you be chosen as a winner.

A judging panel made up of industry professionals will pick six lucky winners who will form two teams of Student Recycling Champions. Each team member will receive a wristband enabling them to work for two days, Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd August, and then enjoy the festival in the evenings and all day on Sunday 24th August.

The winners will see behind the scenes of the festival’s recycling operation, work closely with Every Can Counts to promote recycling on site, interacting with festival-goers and encouraging them to recycle more. You will also need to be available to take part in a training workshop prior to the festival weekend, and will be expected to contribute towards communications around the festival e.g. writing about your experiences through guest blogs and taking part in interviews.

The competition is open to students who are currently studying, or have graduated in or after 2013, from a UK university or college. The closing date for entries is midnight on Sunday 25th May 2014 and winners will be notified by 2nd June 2014.

For more information about the competition please visit

For full Terms and Conditions of the competition, visit:

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