AN ENVIRONMENT centre is taking part in a contest to recycle the most bread bags.

En-form in Church Walk, Colchester, is competing in the Hovis Heroes contest.

The challenge, run by TerraCycle, determines the location which sends in the most bread bag packaging for recycling.

The prize is up to £250 worth of TerraCycle points which will help them run environmental projects in Colchester.

En-form is asking members of the community to help them in their efforts by bringing their used bread bags to the centre.

The winner of the contest will be the collector who sends the most bread bags to TerraCycleup to September 27.

Andrew Wilkinson, projects manager at En-form, said: “We started collecting toothpaste tubes for recycling through TerraCycle at the request of our visitors. This proved popular and we quickly started to recycle a whole range of other items following requests.

"We are now collecting about 25kg of recycling a month and this raises about £30 a month.

"The Hovis Bread Bag Recycling Programme is also a fantastic way to increase awareness of the issue of plastic waste and the importance of recycling, whilst at the same time earning money for The Environment Centre."

Bags can be dropped off between 10.30am and 3pm on Thursday or by posting through the letterbox.

Collectors will be able to view the contest leader board at to see how their nearest location is getting on.