Category Archives: Recycling facts

Launch of Horsham Repair Cafe

PRESS RELEASE 1st West Sussex Repair Café launches in Horsham What do you do with a broken toaster? Or a laptop which is on the go slow? Or with a ripped pair of trousers? Bin it? No, repair, remake, reuse … Continue reading




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Eco Beasts take over West Sussex!

Eco Beast Sculptures migrated from across West Sussex and took over a marquee in Horsham Park at ‘Funday Sunday’ on Sunday 9th July.  Children from all over the county had wonderful fun making Eco Beast Sculptures out of waste resources. The … Continue reading




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Horsham Repair Cafe launch on 7th October

Launching SATURDAY 7th OCTOBER 2017 then taking place on the 1st Saturday of every month 10 – 12.30pm at the Quaker Meeting House, Worthing Road, Horsham, RH12 1SL Alongside the regular monthly cleaning materials refills sessions on first Saturday each month, Sussex Green Living … Continue reading




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A Tietastic Guinness World Records

Carrie Cort is ‘Officially Amazing’, so say the Guinness World Record (GWR) office.  Last year as part of a ‘Green Play and Display Day’ which Carrie organised in the Human Nature Garden, Horsham Park, she attempted to beat the GWR … Continue reading




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26 eco-friendly Christmas tips

We’ve got some great tips to help you enjoy Christmas, so you can spoil yourself and your loved ones without spoiling the planet. Here’s a uniquely seasonal paradox. Is it possible to buy a truly green Christmas tree? Artificial trees aren’t … Continue reading




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Top tie upcyclng ideas

Neckties are a bit of an environmental nightmare, novelty ties get bought for people who might use them once or twice, charity shops don’t want them as they don’t sell well and if sent for recycling they often get caught … Continue reading




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Guinness World Record helps William Penn School

Horsham families are in for a summer half term treat, a free family tietastic Guinness World Record event in the Human Nature Garden in Horsham Park!  Carrie Cort founder of Sussex Green Living has got together with the organisers of … Continue reading




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Summer half term green play

Horsham Circle of Life Festival 2016    In and around Horsham: Saturday May 28 – Saturday June 4 Half term entertainment for teenagers and children Wednesday June 1st starts 2 pm until 4 pm Teenage Textile Creations - Upcycling Workshop This workshop is … Continue reading




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True cost of Christmas

Christmas is a really exciting and fun time of year, however it is a horrendously wasteful time. We eat far too much food and spend vast sums of money, but we don’t have to indulge in such a wasteful celebration. … Continue reading




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Green Days for Schools 2016

Working towards an Eco School Award and need some help? No time to plan green activities for your school or group? Want to get involved in environmental awareness campaigns? Would like more curriculum enrichment activities? We can help! Carrie who … Continue reading




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Furniture make-over workshop

We are currently planning some one day workshops themed around the 3 Rs. Not however the 3 Rs that most people know, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle but OUR 3 Rs – Repair, Remake and Reuse. The aim of these workshops is … Continue reading




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How you can help landfill families in the Philippines

Sussex Green Living is calling for local people to help landfill families in Manila, Philippines and it won’t cost you a penny. Read on to learn how…. Recycling. We know we have to do it and we are reminded regularly … Continue reading




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What to Do With Your Old Mattress

Getting a new bed or mattress can be a relief for your back, but unless the delivery of your new mattress includes the removal of the old one, it can also cause a headache as you find yourself with an … Continue reading




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Food Waste – the big picture

Ok, hands up, who has ever thrown a banana skin in a bush after a picnic? Maybe chucked an apple core out of the window of your car whilst travelling down a quiet country road? I expect a few people … Continue reading




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Recycling games for kids

Recycling is one of the most important actions you can take to help the environment and to preserve it, so that we can continue to live on a green and healthy planet instead of breathing in pollution and damaging the … Continue reading




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More plastics recycled now!

At last residents in West Sussex, as of 1st April 2015, will be able to recycle more plastics in their household recycling bins. Prior to this date we were only able to recycle plastic bottles. You might ask why we … Continue reading




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Diverting plastics from landfill

Carrie Cort on the Sussex Green Living Recycled Green Stand launching a new recycling scheme*. As part of this recycling scheme we are participating in a nationwide recycling competition called the Febreze Freshness Rewards Contest. By collecting these waste resources … Continue reading




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New recycling scheme

Press release  Sussex Green Living and the William Penn Primary School are taking part in a nationwide recycling competition called the Febreze Freshness Rewards Contest and is asking local people to help them be in with a chance of winning … Continue reading




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How to Recycle Your Mobile Phone

Getting a mobile phone used to be a big deal but these days most people have them, and many are getting a new phone every year or two. That’s a lot of extra electronic rubbish that often finds its way … Continue reading




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Rubbish or a craft resource?

After the festive season many people throw away their Christmas wrapping paper, Christmas cards and cracker content, not here!  These waste resources make stunning art materials for our Green Club.  Last week saw the start of our Pedro’s After School … Continue reading




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Why recycle electrical goods?

What electrical items can I recycle? Where can I recycle them? Why should I recycle my electrical goods? If you’re asking yourself these questions we can help. Here is a handy infographic giving useful facts and information all about electrical … Continue reading




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Organ donation is the ultimate in recycling…

By donating your organs, blood and or tissues after you die, you will help save and transform the lives of desperately ill people.  It really is the ultimate in recycling! 




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Fake v real Christmas Trees. Which is greener?

In recent years the overall sale of real trees has declined in both the UK and US suggesting that perhaps, as environmental awareness increases, people are opting for the more eco-friendly tree. The producers of both will argue a strong … Continue reading




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Christmas Waste – 6 Obscene Facts You Didn’t Know

Love Christmas Hate Waste Christmas is just around the corner and you can be forgiven for wondering where the time has gone. It seems like it was September just the other day. With all this happening around, your recycling might not … Continue reading




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Biscuit wrapper recyclers

Congratulations! Together with the top 20 collectors on the McVitie’s Biscuit Wrapper Roundup, the William Penn Primary School with the help of Sussex Green Living and other competitors have saved over 47,000 Biscuit Wrappers from landfill! 




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