Waste Fleet Wear Poppies with Pride

As the Royal British Legion marks 100 years of the poppy appeal, Staffordshire Moorlands is once again showing its support for our Armed Forces past and present this November.

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council and its waste collection partner AES is making a significant donation to the appeal and displaying poppies on fleet vehicles – including the 18 new, more efficient vehicles with Euro-6 engines which reduce harmful pollutants from vehicle exhausts and have already resulted in carbon emissions savings of 141 tonnes.

Councillor Sav Scalise, Cabinet member for the Environment, said: “Our new fleet of waste collection and recycling vehicles are not only showing their value in terms of air quality and reduced carbon emissions, they’re also a great way for the Council and AES to show our support for the Poppy Appeal in this centenary year.

“The poppy has been the symbol of remembrance for the last 100 years and, as the waste vehicles travel of all parts of the District, I hope they will encourage people to perhaps take a moment themselves to reflect on the sacrifices and service of our Armed Forces past and present and to consider buying and wearing a poppy themselves.”

There’s more information about the poppy appeal at www.britishlegion.org.uk/

Tony Walley
Tony Walley
News & Sport Editor

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