We are really excited to share our latest stats and facts showing the impacts of our single-use plastic recycling scheme, which was launched in 2012 in partnership with TerraCycle. In the early days Carrie the founder of Sussex Green Living and her young son Adam sorted and dispatched the recycling, now we have about 20 volunteers aged 8 – 90. Our main public drop off locations are at the William Penn School in Coolham and the Horsham Quaker Meeting House. We also have community micro-drop off locations in: Leechpool School in Horsham, Rudgwick Youth Club, Thakham Village Hall, Storrington Community Market (once a week), Slinfold and Henfield. There are thousands of people collecting for us from all over the county. Over the eight years we have run this special recycling scheme we have diverted millions of pieces of single-use plastic from landfill and incinerator. Most of our single use plastic recycling raises money for the William Penn School.
Prior to the stats shown below we collected TerraCycle waste resources for the benefit of WAKOOS a nursery for children in Billingshurst and Horsham Matters, these statistic are not shown below.
|Free Recycling Programme||Units Collected|
|The Pet Food Recycling Programme||9,927|
|The Ring Carrier Recycling Programme – new recycling brigade||0|
|The Crisp Packet Recycling Scheme – since December 2018||43,880|
|The Writing Instruments Recycling Programme||10,001|
|The pladis Biscuits and Snacks Recycling Programme||24,462|
|The Personal Care and Beauty Recycling Programme||2,044|
|The Colgate® Oral Care Recycling Programme||3,188|
|The RB® Hygiene Home Recycling Programme – new recycling brigade||0|
|The Air, Home and Laundry Care Recycling Programme||2,342|
|Coffee Packaging Recycling Programme – recycling brigade ended||1,486|
|Mobile Phone Brigade® – recycling brigade ended||207|
|The Laptop Brigade® – recycling brigade ended||4|
|The Kenco Eco Refill Brigade® – recycling brigade ended||594|
|Tassimo® & L’OR® Recycling Programme – TerraCycle reduced the number of beneficiaries, to reduce costs, we still receive public waste and volunteers deliver to Findon nearest official collector||91,634|
|The Activia® Yogurt Brigade® – recycling brigade ended||10,361|
|JOHNSON’S® Baby Wipes Packaging Brigade® – recycling brigade ended||1,957|
Learn more about this special recycling scheme and download our poster to start collecting here.