Saving wood, keeping trees

A PENSIONER has set up a charitable trust to recycle bed bases in an attempt to reduce Comet country s contribution to landfill waste. Leonard Abrahams, 65, has set up The Recycling Unit Saving Timber (TRUST), on Station Road in Letchworth GC. For the pas

A PENSIONER has set up a charitable trust to recycle bed bases in an attempt to reduce Comet country's contribution to landfill waste.

Leonard Abrahams, 65, has set up The Recycling Unit Saving Timber (TRUST), on Station Road in Letchworth GC.

For the past 20 years, Mr Abrahams has suffered from dystonia - a neurological disorder that affects movement and causes involuntary sustained muscle contractions.

All money raised through the recycling of reclaimed timber will be donated to the National Hospital for Neurology in London.

Mr Abrahams, a former furniture upholsterer, said: "I have been involved in furniture all my life. It concerns me and it upsets me to see good, useable furniture going into landfill.

"In bed bases there are wooden slats you can use for a variety of purposes, such as garden plant boxes, dog kennels, rabbit hutches and fencing.

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"Good wood must be saved and reused because trees take many years to grow. People are chopping down too many trees and they are the lungs of the planet.

"It is vital that the vast amount of good useable wood that is put into landfill sites is recycled to help save the resources of the planet Earth."

He added: "I endeavour to increase the recycling of timber in North Herts, using a volunteer labour force."

If you would like to get involved, by volunteering or donating bed bases, call Leonard Abrahams on 01462 686375.

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