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The Recycling for Life Project was a part of a recycling initiative funded by the European Social Fund in 2000-2001. The purpose of the project was to raise awareness about recycling and how science can help society.
A group of women from Liverpool were recruited to take part in the project, gaining work-related experience. Over a 12-month period the group met at workshops designed to improve and develop the their skills in team working, communication, and acting. By developing a website and CD-ROM about recycling, the participants also gained essential IT skills to help them get back to work.
During the project the members developed a theatre company, named 'Dream 2B Green', and wrote a play that was performed in local schools. This aspect of the project aimed to make young adults more aware about recycling and to encourage more girls to consider studying Science and Engineering, also allowing the women to act as role models to local girls.