Thursday, November 3 2011, by Matt Lloyd, Birmingham Mail
TRADERS battling for the future of Birmingham’s outdoor markets said a recyling scheme would help the environment and provide a cash boost for the site.
Stall holders from the historic Bull Ring Markets signed a deal with Sparkhill based A to Z Waste Management Ltd to remove and recycle the mass of cardboard, plastic and polystyrene produced by traders each day.
Market staff said the scheme had already improved the cleanliness of the area and would also provide extra cash to help maintain and improve the site.
It was hoped the scheme could be a boost to the outdoor site as concerns continue over the neighbouring wholesale markets following the recent collapse of an £80 million relocation deal between Birmingham City Council and now defunct Advantage West Midlands. Dave Everett, co-chairman of the outdoor market traders’ association, said: “Traders were aware we needed to improve our environment and the shopping area of this section of town.
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