Go Greener Rudgwick! – By Fiona Sohda

Go Greener Rudgwick is a group of local volunteers who meet regularly to sort single use plastics that can’t be recycled at home, but can be left in the Rudgwick Youth Centre recycling bins. We work in conjunction with Sussex Green Living in Horsham to sort and box items to be sent to Terracycle, a recycling company, to make into new products.

The plastic waste we collect is sent to one of the local TerraCycle Material Recovery Facilities. The first stage of the recycling process is to make the plastics smaller by being shredded or ground, and then they are melted and reformatted into pellets, flakes or powder. Finally the material is used to make products which include: outdoor furniture and decking, plastic shipping pallets, watering cans, storage containers and bins, tubes for construction applications, flooring tiles, playground surface covers and athletic fields.

Please support us by taking your single use plastics to our new recycling bins at RYC. Each of the ten bins has been sponsored by one of our local businesses and includes: The Fox Inn; Jack and Gill Childcare and Forest School; Firebird Brewery; Baskets in Bloom, LTD; Motoward; Cranleigh Fixing Company; Rudgwick Pharmacy; Little Street; Rudgwick Wombles; DM Handyman Services.

By supporting us, you are not only reducing the amount of landfill Rudgwick generates, you are helping create new from old products and to channel resources into local charities e.g. Springboard in Horsham, Rudgwick Youth Centre and Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust.

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