Category Archives: Recycling facts

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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Gardeners: Leave Your Leaves

Do not rake up the leaves in your garden, let the best recyclers do their job!  This is a busy time of year for earthworms. And resisting the temptation to tidy away Autumn leaves not only feeds these subterranean creatures … Continue reading

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Bottle top recycling success story

Written by Martin Cooke….. I have coordinated the collection and then sale of milk bottle tops at St Paul’s Church for over 7 years, on behalf of the church’s “eco-group”. In that time GHS recycling Ltd (at Hilsea) has bought … Continue reading

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William Penn School 13th in National biscuit wrapper recycling competition

Hot news…. William Penn Primary School comes 13th in a UK wide biscuit wrapper recycling competition! Sussex Green Living have been working with the William Penn Primary School in Coolham to launch and establish their TerraCycle recycling schemes, more information … Continue reading

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Going Green Family Style

Going green is something we all should do, not just us as individuals, but as whole families. We’re not talking Saint Patrick’s Day or yard beautification. We’re talking about energy conservation, renewable energy, recycling and sustainable living. Going green as … Continue reading

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Baby toilet wipes and the 3 P’s!

I’m guessing you have heard about the 3 R’s in relation to waste – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, well have you heard about the 3 P’s?  Well Southern Water tell us more….. Southern Water would like to remind customers to … Continue reading

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Visit to the West Sussex recycling facility

Have you ever wondered where your household recycling bin contents goes and what happens to it?  Well here is your chance to go and see for yourself.   The West Sussex County Council Ford Material Recycling Facility (MRF) operated by … Continue reading

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The Very Mysterious Black Sack!!

My office used to be an Eco Centre. Today an elderly gent shuffled in with a look of real surprise on his face as he realised it was no longer the place he expected it to be. Over his shoulder … Continue reading

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An evolving World of Green Initiatives

Getting off the Couch: Exploring a World of Green Initiatives I’ll be honest… television almost ruined travelling for me. Why wander the streets of Rome or climb the snow-packed peaks of the Rockies when I could watch someone else do … Continue reading

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Two new Community Compost schemes launch

Brighton & Hove celebrated the annual International Compost Awareness Week on Saturday 11th May with the launch of two new community compost schemes initiated by local residents. The first, for residents of Ingram Crescent in Hove, where over 30 households … Continue reading

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Home Composter Offer for Sussex

It is National Compost Week 6th – 12th May 2013 and West Sussex County Council are offering home composters to residents.  WSCC aim to treat waste as high up the waste hierarchy as possible and home composters are one, easy way to help residents … Continue reading

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Earth Day Pledges

What is Earth Day? Earth Day is on the 22nd April every year and is the day designated for fostering appreciation of the earth’s environment and awareness of the issues that threaten it.  Make a pledge, you don’t need to change … Continue reading

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Horsham coffee waste packaging recycling scheme

PRESS RELEASE 28th January 2013 Sussex Green Living signed up to the UK wide coffee packaging brigade to enable the people of Horsham to recycle coffee eco refills, fresh coffee bean packaging, plastic lids off of jars of coffee and Tassimo plastic … Continue reading

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Transition Horsham Seedy Saturday

This is Transition Horsham’s annual seed exchange.  Whether you have seeds to exchange or not, come along and learn more about what you can grow in your garden and ways you can help the environment.  Sussex Green Living will be … Continue reading

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Car recycling for charity

Do you own a banger that’s merely gathering dust in the garage? Then you can do your bit for charity!   Giveacar is a UK based fundraising organisation that specialises in donating unwanted and scrap cars to charitable causes throughout the … Continue reading

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Stamp recycling for charity

If you want to recycle your stamps for charity: find a local stamp collection scheme, at a school, church or community centre. Or start your own! Save all of your stamps, especially commemorative and foreign stamps. Cut around the stamps, … Continue reading

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Seed Swap and Recycling Fun event

Saturday February 23rd, 2013 10am to 2pm. Venue: Friends Meeting House, Worthing Road, Horsham RH12 1SL (opposite Sainsburys) Come and seed swap, learn about our precious planet and ways in which you can help to protect it for future generations.  We … Continue reading

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Family fun in the countryside

Do you love getting out into the countryside? Inhaling fresh air, feeling the wind and sun on your face?  Do you need to occupy and exercise your children but be mindful of your weekly spend?  Well you can achieve all … Continue reading

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