More single-use plastic recycling

Wow today we have added another parish single-use plastic recycling location and partner to our map. After an initial setup Steyning will be able to recycle a lot more single-use plastics. That makes 20 rural locations (as of 06.02.20 and changing by the day). We set up this scheme in 2012 with a drop off location at the Quaker Meeting House in Horsham and the William Penn School in Coolham, however over the last four months adults and children have stepped up to help us in their community. This is the latest map, to learn about this esculating list of villages visit this page www.sussexgreenliving.co.uk/recycling-zone/single-use/. If you are interested in setting up our single-use plastic recycling scheme in your village then read this page which explains the process and then contact Kathryn on recycling@sussexgreenliving.co.uk.

By working with us you will be able to choose to recycle one waste type like crisp packets, a number of waste types or all of the TerraCycle brigade (schemes) we are registered to collect for, currently eleven.

Other ways to recycle more single-use plastic:

In addition to the single use plastics we recycle mainly through TerraCycle, the following plastics can be dropped off for recycling at the major supermarkets: 

– All plastic carrier bags, except biodegradable or compostable bags

– Breakfast cereal liners

– Shrink wrap & ring joiners from multipacks of water, cans etc

– Frozen food bags, e.g. bags for frozen vegetable, chips, etc

– Dry cleaning bags/bags covering new clothing

– Magazine and newspaper wrappers

– Bags for fruit and vegetables

– Bubble wrap

For online shopping deliveries, many supermarkets also allow you to hand your unwanted bags back to the driver for recycling.

Recycling is great however ideally we need to try and buy without the plastic in the beginning! Happy recycling.

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