WINNERS of the Metals Matters competition were awarded with their prizes by the mayor of Newport following a bid to raise awareness of metal recycling.

To celebrate the launch of the Make Your Metals Matter recycling campaign, Newport council gave people the chance to win a prize which can be made from recycled metal packaging, including a digital camera, MP3 player, watch and a kettle.

To enter, competitors were asked to name two metal items that can be recycled through their green kerbside box. They were also asked what metal recycling meant to them in less than 20 words.

Newport mayor Cllr Cliff Suller awarded the prizes at Newport Wastesavers office.

Ann Davies, of Bassaleg, won the top prize of an ipod nano.

Her winning tie break answer was: “Metal recycling matters to me, because on the earth remade, in the earth degrade, from a kettle to a tin, in Newport we’ll win.”

Cans, aerosols, tins and foil can all go in your green recycling and the empty can could be back on the supermarket shelf as another can in as little as six weeks.