£220,000 FUNDING POT AVAILABLE FOR NEW, INNOVATIVE GREEN PROJECTS IN GREATER MANCHESTER



£220,000 available for projects which help to reduce, reuse, or recycle household waste, and generate wider social benefits for their communities in Greater Manchester

Community, voluntary and faith groups, schools, colleges, universities, charities and other non-profit organisations encouraged to apply for the funding for their innovative projects

The Recycle for Greater Manchester Community Fund is open for applications from 8 April.

Groups passionate about reducing waste and increasing recycling across Greater Manchester can now apply for a slice of Recycle for Greater Manchester’s £220,000 Community funding pot for their innovative projects.

The fund, now in its fourth year, has already supported 66 projects which have brought fresh ideas on how to tackle traditional waste challenges from repairing electronics to reducing food waste. Past projects have included community grocers on wheels to redistribute potential food waste, repair cafes helping people to repair their old items, initiatives that provide used children’s items to families struggling with the cost-of-living crisis and much more.

Two different award categories for the fund are available:

£180,000 will be divided between projects that benefit individual Greater Manchester boroughs, with a maximum funding of £10,000 per project.

£40,000 of funding will be open to projects that span two or more boroughs, or Greater Manchester as a whole, with a maximum funding of £20,000 per project.

Applications are open from noon on Monday 8 April 2024 to noon on Friday 31 May 2024.

Eamonn Boylan, Chief Executive of Greater Manchester Combined Authority, said: “The community fund helps to empower Greater Manchester communities to take action and make real change. We have already been able to support so many amazing projects which are helping to repair items, reduce, recycle and reuse waste across Greater Manchester.

“Collectively, these projects really do make a difference to improving our communities, reducing our carbon emissions and overall environmental impact. I would encourage all eligible groups who are considering or even currently working on new and exciting projects to apply for the fund.”

Electronic waste is the fastest growing source of waste in the UK, with millions of wasted electrical items in homes across the UK. One project, run by Community Computers, received £10,000 from the last round of funding in 2023, powering them to meet the challenges of e-waste and digital inclusion head-on.

Chris Bennett, Project Manager at Community Computers (Renewal North West) said:

“Our work at Community Computers is dedicated to tackling digital exclusion through the reuse of tech devices across Greater Manchester. The support from Recycle for Greater Manchester Community Fund has allowed us to really engage, educate and inform within our communities on the reuse of unwanted devices, so that we can repair, refurbish and reuse laptops, desktops, smart phones and tablets.

“Within the last six months alone, we’ve received over 3,000 devices. Not only is this preventing them from going to waste but it is also allowing us to support our community with low-cost and free tech to help bridge the digital divide.”

The Community Fund is a joint initiative between Recycle for Greater Manchester (R4GM) and SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. The fund is one of 54 social value commitments SUEZ has made to support Greater Manchester’s move towards a more circular economy.

The fund is supported by the sales of pre-loved household items that have been donated at the Household Waste Recycling Centres, cleaned and repaired and sold at three Renew shops, eBay shop, pop-up shops and online store. To date, the shops have sold over 232,000 items that otherwise would have gone to waste.

Daniel Carolan, Contract Director for SUEZ in Greater Manchester, said: “At SUEZ, we aim to make sure that all our work benefits people and the planet.

“The Renew project in Greater Manchester is a perfect example of this, saving items that would have previously gone to waste and benefiting local people at the same time.

“Over the last three years money raised by Renew has supported 66 projects across Greater Manchester and I’m excited to see what applications we receive this year.”

R4GM will be hosting webinars where they will be talking through the criteria for the Community Fund, the application process, key dates, and answering any questions groups may have on 16 April and 8 May.

To find out more about the workshops, Community Fund or to apply online for the fund, please visit Recycle for Greater Manchester and Greater Manchester Environment Fund website.




GREATER MANCHESTER RESIDENTS RAISE OVER £1MILLION FOR GOOD CAUSES BY SHOPPING AT RENEW



• More than £1m raised by Greater Manchester residents through Renew scheme
• Shopping at Renew helps to raise funds for local communities across Greater Manchester
• Renew opened its first three shops in 2021, before opening online to raise more money for good causes

Greater Manchester residents have raised more than £1million for local good causes by donating their unwanted household items and buying second hand instead of new through the Renew project.

The Renew scheme – which launched in 2021 as three shops based at recycling centres in Altrincham, Irlam and Oldham – sells items, from bikes to white goods, donated by residents at their local recycling centres. By reusing these items, the project not only saves them from going to waste, but in turn creates a source of good quality second hand products for a fraction of the price of new ones, helping residents to save money during the cost-of-living crisis.

The money raised in the shops, and now online through the eBay store, is channelled into the Recycle for Greater Manchester Community Fund and the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity. Through the Community Fund, 66 projects across the city-region have received a total of £660,000, with a further £300,000 donated to the Mayor’s Charity to combat homelessness across the city-region.

Community Fund projects combine creative ways of increasing recycling through community-led activities and programmes, such as repair cafes, composting workshops, textile upcycling, cookery courses and even a podcast.

Rachel Parkinson, from Humans MCR, said: “This fund is so vital in the success and continuation of our Community Grocers on-wheels project. The project takes food that would otherwise go to waste, and redistributes it to those in our communities who are struggling to afford their weekly food shop with rising supermarket prices.

“We know that the climate crisis and food poverty are such pressing issues at the moment, which is why we are taking a two-pronged approach by reducing waste and hunger one delivery at a time.”

The Renew Hub, operated by SUEZ recycling and recovery UK as part of the GMCA waste contract, has its central location in Trafford Park for sorting, repairing and upcycling the hundreds of tonnes of donations that come in from the 20 recycling centres across Greater Manchester. SUEZ have created new green jobs in the waste sector as a result of this, including retail, visual merchandising, and interior design, as well as recently employing two new furniture restoration apprentices, who will receive on the job training to upcycle and repair pre-loved items.

Dan Carolan, SUEZ Greater Manchester Contract Director, said: “It is a fantastic achievement to reach £1m in revenue since the Renew project launched. I’d like to thank Greater Manchester residents for donating items and shopping with Renew, as without their support none of this would be possible.”

Fran Darlington-Pollock, Chief Executive from Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity, said: “Every time someone in Greater Manchester donates goods into Renew, or purchases from them, they are playing their part in a collective mission to tackle homelessness and end the need for rough sleeping.

“Without this support Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity would not be where we are today. We offer a lifeline to so many charities working with people experiencing, or at risk of homelessness and rough sleeping, and those charities are themselves a lifeline that cannot be lost.”

Cllr Tom Ross, GMCA lead for the Environment, Waste and Recycling, said: “Greater Manchester is leading the way as we shift our mindset from seeing the things we no longer want as waste, and instead as a valuable resource that can be reused, repurposed or recycled.

“Greater Manchester residents have been instrumental in the success of the Renew project and with their help, I believe we can build a thriving, green and sustainable economy for the future.”

The scheme depends on Greater Manchester residents donating items at their local recycling centres and shopping at Renew in store and online. Christmas is a key time of year for Renew and the charities it supports, and Greater Manchester residents can continue to support the success of Renew by donating at their local recycling centre.

They can also shop at one of the three locations:

Woodhouse Lane Recycling Centre:
Woodhouse Lane, Altrincham, WA14 5TB

Arkwright Street Recycling Centre:
Arkwright Street, Oldham, OL9 9LZ

Boysnope Wharf Recycling Centre:
Liverpool Road, Eccles, M30 7RH

Or shop click and collect by visiting:

The eBay page for vintage and upcycled items: Ebay.co.uk/str/renewgreatermanchester
The online shop for affordable everyday items: renewgreatermanchester.com




HOW TO SAVE ON FOOD THIS FESTIVE PERIOD





As the cost of living keeps rising, lots of us are looking for ways to cut down how much they spend during this festive period. If you’re wondering how to save money on your festive meals, you’ve come to the right place. 

We’ve pulled together a few tips to help you freeze your festive food bills and make sure you’re not wasting food this Christmas: 

Think before you buy 

Did you know the average UK household throws away more than half the food they buy for Christmas?  

You’ll be surprised at the top five festive foods we’re most likely to waste, they are cheese, biscuits, chocolate, vegetables and mince pies. 

It can be difficult to work out how much food you’ll need. But wasting food wastes money, it’s as simple as that, so only buy what you’ll eat this Christmas. 

One of the ways to stay on budget this Christmas is to plan your meals. 

Make sure you plan for the number of guests you are cooking for, estimate your portion size and consider their dietary requirements. 

Remember you don’t need to buy everything new, look in your cupboards and freezer for ingredients you already have at home before you go food shopping and don’t forget to write a shopping list.   

For more tips on meal planning head to Love Food Hate Waste . 

Store your food correctly 

After buying all the food you need for your festive meals, make sure you know how to store them so they’ll last as long as possible.  

You can use your freezer to extend your food’s shelf life throughout Christmas – most festive foods like vegetables, cheese, milk, cranberries and even gravy can be frozen. 

Find out how to store different kinds of food safely from Love Food Hate Waste. 

Be creative with your dishes and leftovers 

Need some inspirations to spice up your festive menus? You can find interesting recipes for Christmas and Chanukkah on BBC Food. 

If there are leftovers, remember to store them properly to keep them fresh for longer.  

Make use of your leftovers to create delicious meals over the holidays such as turkey curry, vegetable pies, and warming soups – find festive recipes from Hubbub. 

You can also share the leftovers with your family, friends, or even with neighbours – let’s spread the joy and help reduce food waste this festive period. 

Recycle your non-avoidable food waste 

And finally, most of us will have some food waste over the festive period. Please recycle things like plate scraps, veggie peelings and bones in your food caddy or food and garden bin at home. They will be turned into compost in Greater Manchester – find out more about what happens to your food and garden waste.

 

You can also find more general tips on reducing your food waste from our Buy Keep Eat Repeat campaign.

 

 







BEAT THE COST OF LIVING CRISIS THIS CHRISTMAS WITH RENEW







If you’re looking to save money this Christmas but still give your loved ones the perfect gift, Renew has just what you need!

Renew stocks a wide range of good quality, preloved items for your family, home and garden, with new stock arriving every day. All of the items we sell have been donated by Greater Manchester residents at our recycling centres, and the money raised goes to good causes across the city-region through our Community Fund and the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity.

Many of the items in our shops are barely used, and some are even brand new. We also have a range of vintage and unique upcycled items on our eBay store.

ONLINE SHOPEBAY STORERENEW SHOPS

You’ll find…
  • Tables, dining chairs and armchairs
  • Soft furnishings and lamps
  • Glassware, crockery and kitchen utensils
  • Kids and adults bikes
  • Toys, books and games

…And much more!


Our shops are located on the recycling centres at:
  • Arkwright St, Oldham, OL9 9LZ
  • Boysnope Wharf, Irlam/Eccles M30 7RH
  • Woodhouse Lane, Altrincham, WA14 5TB






To find out more about Renew

visit recycleforgreatermanchester.com/renew





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We’re joining The Big Recycling Hunt for Recycle Week 2023!

  • Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and Recycle for Greater Manchester (R4GM) supporting this year’s Recycle Week
  • Now in its twentieth year, Recycle Week runs from 16 – 22 October and is the nation’s biggest annual celebration of recycling
  • For more information about what you can recycle where you live, visit recycleforgreatermanchester.com

This Recycle Week, Recycle Now and Recycle For Greater Manchester (R4GM) are challenging Greater Manchester residents to take part in The Big Recycling Hunt.

“The Big Recycling Hunt”, the central theme of this year’s campaign, promises to shine a bright spotlight on “missed capture”. This nationwide hunt aims to engage people in the quest to find “lost recyclables” that too often find their way into the general waste bin.

By focusing on commonly missed items such as empty aerosols, plastic cleaning product bottles, plastic toiletry bottles, and food tins, Recycle Now wants to foster a deeper understanding of recycling for Recycle Week this year, which runs from 16 to 22 October. This year’s fun activities are designed to engage children and families and empower the youth to become active participants in building a sustainable future.

In Greater Manchester, R4GM are hosting a jam-packed week with 10 events over five days across their visitor centres and online. R4GM will be running education sessions for schools, universities, and businesses, encouraging them to recycle household items that are regularly missed.

The week will finish with an interactive Big Recycling Hunt at the Renew Hub where Salford’s Holy Family Catholic Primary School will search for hidden recyclable treasures across the space. The Renew Hub is where items donated at recycling centres are repaired and upcycled then sold to raise money for the Greater Manchester’s Mayor’s Charity and community projects. The children will have the chance to design a chair and see it re-upholstered, with one lucky student’s design being brought to life by the Renew Hub team.

Some local landmarks will also be lit in green to show support for Recycle Week, including the Tower of Light in Manchester – people are encouraged to share pictures on social media using the #RecycleWeek and #BigRecyclingHunt hashtags.

Cllr Tom Ross, GMCA lead for the Green City- Region and waste and recycling, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting Recycle Week 2023 across Greater Manchester. We’re proud that Greater Manchester has a recycling rate of over 50% which is one of the highest performing city regions in England, but there’s always room for improvement. The Big Recycling Hunt is a great way to educate and inspire our residents.

“If every Greater Manchester household recycled just one more item, over a million more items would be saved from general waste and have the chance to be recycled into something useful. Let’s work together to hunt down those often forgotten about items and recycle as much as we can.”

Harriet Lamb, CEO of WRAP, said: “The importance of this initiative extends beyond Recycle Week. By empowering children with the knowledge and tools to become recycling advocates, we are not only nurturing the future but also ensuring a healthier and more sustainable world for all. Join us in celebrating Recycle Week and empowering the next generation of environmental champions!”

Throughout the month of October, R4GM are running the #InTheLoopGM campaign, encouraging residents to recycle items at home and keep them in the loop for as long as possible. It’s important to keep things in the recycling loop because Earth’s resources are finite and materials to make products, including glass and metal that we can recycle at home, are in danger of running out. Not only does recycling mean fewer materials need to be mined, but it also takes much less energy to recycle items than to make new ones.

Most Greater Manchester recycling stays local, and is recycled right here in the North of England:

  • Our paper and cardboard is recycled at a paper mill in Trafford, which could be back #InTheLoopGM by the next week.
  • Our food waste is transformed into compost in Todmorden, then used to grow crops down the road in Warrington.
  • Aluminium cans start their new life at a recycling plant in Warrington, then they can be back on the supermarket shelves in just six weeks.
  • Our general waste is even transformed into energy at sites in Bolton and Runcorn and used to power homes and businesses.

Why should I recycle?

Top tips for recycling in Greater Manchester:

  • Recycle more items from the bathroom. Adding a recycling bin in the bathroom makes it easy to collect bathroom plastics like shampoo and cleaning bottles, aerosols, and toilet roll tubes.
  • Refresh your recycling knowledge and check out the R4GM recycling guide
  • Book a free tour. Schools and community groups can book on a free tour to a Materials Recovery Facility where our mixed recycling goes to get sorted. The tour shows the process, the clever machinery involved, and explains what happens to our recycling.
  • Remember we only collect plastic bottles, so put plastic pots, tubs, and trays in the general waste bin.

To find out more about Recycle Week visit www.recyclenow.org.uk







REPAIR WEEK: REWORK YOUR WARDROBE



 

Repair your clothes with these five hacks.

Save yourself money and keep your favourite items in your wardrobe rotation with these super easy hacks.

Making textiles is massively resource intensive: it takes 2,700 litres of water to make a t-shirt, which is as much drinking water as 1 person needs for 2.5 years! If we all doubled the number of times we wore an item of clothing, we would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 44%. These hacks will help you repair your clothes, so you can wear them for as long as possible.

  1. Re-dye faded clothes. Favourite black jeans now grey? Jeans last for decades so there’s no need to buy a new, less comfy pair. Bring grey jeans back to life with black dye: it’s super simple to do and there are even dye pods you just chuck in the washing machine with your faded denim and they’ll do all the work.
  2. Kicks looking less than fresh? If the white soles are stained, bring them back to life with a toothbrush and washing up liquid, bicarbonate of soda, or diluted bleach depending on how stubborn the stains are. If you want to keep them looking fresh for longer, there are waterproof coatings you can add to trainers to protect them from future stains. Giving grubby white laces a wash makes a big difference in the overall look too.
  3. Blood on white clothes doesn’t have to be their death sentence. Start by soaking the item in cold water; cold is much better for getting blood stains out as hot water will ‘cook’ in the stain. Soak your item in cold water for at least an hour. Next, spot treat the stain with white vinegar and bicarbonate of soda, leave again for the natural chemicals to work their magic and finish with a cold wash in the machine.
  4. Trousers too long? You don’t need to know your way round a needle and thread for this one. Heming tape is a quick iron-on fix that allows you to create a neat professional hem in seconds. All you have to do is fold the bottom of your trousers up, with the hemming tape in between the fabric and iron over to fix in place.
  5. Shave bobbly jumpers. With wear jumpers will get bobbly, it’s a fact of life. If you’re not a fan of the lived-in look you can trim off the bobbles and loose fibres. There’s no need to buy a fancy gadget for this, your razor will do the job. Put your jumper on a flat surface and keep the fabric tight as you shave from the neck down. You’ll be amazed at how much comes off and delighted to wear your refreshed and stubble-free jumper.

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REPAIR WEEK: LET’S GET FIXING!



 

We’re launching Greater Manchester first-ever Repair Week, taking place from 20-26 March, to celebrate the benefits of repairing items and shout out to some of our local repair heroes. Find out more about Greater Manchester Repair Week and get involved!

Why repair?

As we’re now living through a climate emergency, we all have a part to play to protect the planet from further harm – repairing and reusing is a good way for us to contribute.

All of our items, whether it’s clothing, furniture, electrical items or home appliances, contain carbon footprints when they’re being manufactured, distributed, used and disposed of. Manufacturing and extracting resources for new products is causing an increasingly huge impact on the environment, making up around 50% of the total greenhouse gas emissions produced worldwide. By repairing items instead of buying new, you’re helping to cut down all those associated emissions to save the planet.

Keeping In the Loop

Furthermore, repairing your items helps reduce waste by keeping them in the loop for as long as possible. As we’re working towards a more circular economy, your actions can help create a more sustainable neighbourhood and Greater Manchester to live in.

As well as saving the planet, repairing your goods saves your pocket too! With many of us trying to cut down our spending due to the rising cost of living, repairing has become a rising trend. Next time when your clothes, furniture or electricals need fixing, why not jump onto YouTube to look for a repairing tutorial before finding a replacement immediately. You can also check out some of our top repairing hacks on our social channels this week.

Happy fixing!

 






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REPAIR WEEK: HACK YOUR HOME!



 

Why should we repair stuff in our homes instead of buying new? Firstly, it’s a lot lighter on the wallet than buying a replacement. Secondly, you can tell everyone that comes round ‘I did it myself’ and they’ll be impressed by your efforts. And finally, it keeps items in use for as long as possible so new things don’t have to be made for no reason, conserving the planet’s scarce resources.

We’ve included five super simple hacks that anyone can do at home. There’s no need for expensive tools or complicated manuals with these cheap repairs – you’ve got this!

Remove rust with foil. Did you know all it takes is a balled-up bit of foil and you can get metal gleaming again? All you do is rub the ball of foil on the rusty part, and with a bit of elbow grease, it will remove the rust. This works inside on rusty sinks and hinges, and outside on bikes and garden furniture.

Remove stubborn mould from blinds. With the amount of rain we get in Greater Manchester, it’s pretty hard to avoid mould in your home. But a few black spots on your white roller blinds doesn’t mean you need to throw them away.

Fill the bath with cold water and bleach (bonus tip: bleach works better with cold water) and soak them for at least 1 hour. Rinse them off and hang to dry. This tip also works really well on plastic shower curtains.

Peel and stick wall and furniture covering. Got a scuffed side table or hate the colour of your kitchen cupboards? Peel and stick papers are a staple for renters who want to put their temporary mark on a property. These patterned sheets come in loads of colours and patterns and work like giant stickers to refresh your furniture; you can even get wallpaper versions.

Change colour with spray paint. Spray paint is amazing for changing up small items in your home like lamps, plant pots and picture frames. It’s super quick to apply and quick drying. Just be sure to do it outside and wear a mask to avoid breathing in the fumes and give the item a good dust before you start. Spray in thin coats to avoid blobs of paint.

Vacuum cleaner not working like it used to? Vacuums are expensive to replace – keep yours working well for as long as possible by showing it a little TLC. Properly cleaning the filter and the tubes can make a world of difference to how well it performs. If you’ve got a more serious fault, try taking it to your local repair café [Visit – Repaircafe], the volunteers might be able to repair it for free.

 

Need tools for a bigger project? Did you know the average drill is only used for 13 minutes in its lifetime! Don’t buy a drill to neglect it, use these hire schemes instead:






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5 GREATER MANCHESTER COMPANIES WHO ARE IN THE LOOP



 

We’ve put together a list of local, sustainable businesses that are in the loop and contributing to a circular economy. We hope these examples will inspire you to be in the loop and access some of the brilliant schemes and businesses that are happening in Greater Manchester.

  1. Open Kitchen

Open Kitchen create meals from food that would have been wasted, even though it’s perfectly edible. The social enterprise intercepts food that has been over produced or deemed too wonky for supermarket shelves and saves it from the bin. Their chefs create seasonal and fresh food at two cafes in Greater Manchester. Open Kitchen also offer catering so you can enjoy delicious and sustainable food at your next event.

The UK wastes 9.5 million tonnes of food every year, 70% of which could have been eaten. With so many people in the UK struggling with food scarcity, it’s more important than ever to Buy, Keep, Eat, Repeat (link to BKER page in text)

SUSTAINABLE SOURCING | Open Kitchen (openkitchenmcr.co.uk)

  1. Music Magpie

Founded in Stockpot in 2007, the brand has become a titan of second-hand tech. Music Magpie buy used phones from individuals, refurbish them, and put them up for sale and to rent. The company keeps tech in the loop as long as possible, a brilliant example of the circular economy benefiting customers and reducing electronic-waste (e-waste). It’s not just phones and laptops, you can even sell them CDs and books.

The UK is one of the highest produces of e-waste, with the average person wasting 23.9 kg every year. E-waste contains precious metals that are essential to make more electronics. Many of these metals are finite meaning they will run out if we don’t reuse them. You can recycle small electricals at the recycling centre, batteries at most supermarkets and you can return your appliance to the shop you bought it from for them to recycle.

Sustainability | musicMagpie (musicmagpieplc.com)

  1. Lentils and Lather

With 2 zero waste shops in Greater Manchester, Lentils and Lather are helping residents to reduce unnecessary packaging and go plastic free. Their shops stock everything from fresh produce, to cleaning products and spices. Zero waste shopping couldn’t be easier, you take your own pots, jars, and tubs along to the shop, weigh them, fill with goodies and pay for the weight.

We all know plastic is a huge problem, with the average family throwing away 66 pieces of plastic every week. Even if you can’t access a zero waste shop, small changes like choosing the glass jar instead of a squeezy bottle or buying loose fruit and veg instead of using the disposable bags (you’ll wash it anyway!) will add up and make a difference.

Lentils and Lather – sustainable shopping in South Manchester

  1. Stitched Up

Based in Stretford, Stitched Up are a not-for-profit that promotes sustainable fashion. They offer a range of courses for beginners interested in learning to sew, repair and make their own clothes. Their regular ‘clothes swap’ events promote keeping clothing in the loop for as long as possible.

With our UK wardrobes hiding £30 million worth of clothes that have never been worn, we’re clearly buying much more than we need. Fast fashion is hugely destructive, emissions from the fashion industry are higher than all international flights and shipping combined.

About – Stitched Up

  1. Giggacycle

Giggacycle collect computers and laptops and recycle them safely. Working with businesses and individuals, they collect items for free and ensure all personal data is wiped. The equipment is then refurbished and sold. Whatever can’t be refurbished is recycled so the components can be used again. They even offer cashback so you get money for the recycled stuff.

The average Greater Manchester home hides nearly 20 unused electrical items. E-waste is the fastest growing waste stream in the UK, and £370 million per year is lost when the precious materials like gold and copper are not recycled.

IT Disposal | Computer Recycling | Data Destruction (gigacycle.co.uk)

 

 






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