Single-use plastic recycling stats

Wow since December the general public have collected 25,136 crisp packets, thanks to our green team of volunteers who sort and dispatch this recycling! Our volunteers include the A Team from Leachpool School in Horsham, who collect from their school, K2 leisure centre in Crawley and The Pavillions leisure centre in Horsham.

We work with a number of charities and companies who recycle these single-use plastics one such company being TerraCycle, they are an innovative recycling company that has become a global leader in recycling hard-to-recycle materials. This scheme helps diverts billions of waste resouces from our landfills and incinerators, recycling them to make new products.

Here are some other single-use plastic recycling stats and facts, although we have recycled way more than this, as we used to collect for WAKOOS Nursery for Children and Horsham Matters, those stats are not included here.

Free Recycling Programme Units Collected
The Personal Care and Beauty Recycling Programme 1,688
The Pet Food Recycling Programme 5,190
The Crisp Packet Recycling Scheme 25,136
The Colgate® Oral Care Recycling Programme 2,278
The pladis Biscuits and Snacks Recycling Programme 20,171
The Writing Instruments Recycling Programme 6,387
The Air and Home Care Recycling Programme 2,342
Coffee Packaging Recycling Programme 1,486
Mobile Phone Brigade® 207
The Laptop Brigade® 4
The Kenco Eco Refill Brigade® 594
EllaCycle 3,741
Tassimo® & L’OR® Recycling Programme 91,634
The Activia® Yogurt Brigade® 10,361
JOHNSON’S® Baby Wipes Packaging Brigade® 1,957

Learn about other plastic reduction solutions we provide here and download our recycling list to pop on your fridge.

Our public drop off locations are:

  • William Penn Primary School, Coolham, Nr Billingshurst, RH13 8GR – school hours only.
  • Quaker Meeting House, Worthing Road, Horsham, RH12 1SL – use the green bin by the cottage door, right side of the main building, under the window).

You could become a microsite for us and periodically drop off to one of the above locations or set up your own scheme with Terracycle, learn more here.

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