Sussex Green Living (SGL) volunteer Joy Carter has won Terracycle’s global #keepOnRecycling contest for her “how-to” film that inspires householders to recycle specific single-use plastics during the lockdown.
The film promotes the free recycling schemes run by SGL and Terracycle to avoid items ending up in landfill or being sent overseas by the Council to be incinerated.
Joy said: “Now that most of us are staying home we are generating a lot more waste than normal and it is an ideal time to learn what to do with items that can’t be put in our recycle bins”.
Help Sussex Green Living Go Global!
Joy is donating the £80 prize money to the Horsham Community Fridge but has set her sights on the global prize and needs your support. The funds would enable SGL to set up a storage facility for all the recycling they sort through ordinarily on a weekly basis at the Quaker Meeting House. To help SGL win, please watch, like and share Joy’s film on social media. https://www.facebook.com/SussexGreenLiving/
Carrie Cort, SGL founder, said: “We are delighted that the volume of recycling from the local community has increased so significantly – it shows how many people care about being zero-waste. However, we now need to expand our operation to avoid volunteers taking a bag loads of recycling home to sort through. Please support our film and help us win the Terracycle award”.
Watch, like and share Joy’s video https://www.facebook.com/SussexGreenLiving/
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Sussex Green Living
Sussex Green Living (SGL) is an environmental awareness initiative run by volunteers for the community. Our mission is to make the world a better place by educating and inspiring people to take action to protect our Planet and share practical ideas about how to live more sustainably.
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About our recycling scheme https://www.sussexgreenliving.org.uk/recycling-zone/single-use/
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Horsham Community Fridge
The Horsham Community Fridge is a new scheme that will be based inside Horsham Library. To reduce waste, it will offer the local community excess food from local businesses, supermarkets and allotments (due to the coronavirus, the Spring 2020 has been postponed until further notice).
TerraCycle note about the competition
Any collector whose entry gets more than 250 likes (and is in the 100 most liked entries globally) could win up to £1,600 worth of TerraCycle® points! Alongside this, every week they are selecting 3 entries to win £80 worth of TerraCycle® points for the most creative ways to collect at home. If we are selected as a weekly winner, we will automatically be considered for the final TerraCycle® points bonus prize of £800 awarded at the end of the contest!
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