Eco Focus

Recycling Landfill Waste Resources

Parents, children, teachers and the local community collect waste resources which should go to landfill but instead they are diverted into a recycling scheme raising money which benefits the children at the school and the environment.

This scheme was introduced to the school in the Autumn of 2012 by one of the parents Carrie Cort, founder of a green initiative called www.sussexgreenliving.co.uk.  This community initiative is a website, network and green children's club which aims to inspire families to live a greener and more sustainable life.  Since this scheme was launched at the school £265 has been raised. This money has been used to buy recycling bins for the classrooms.

These waste resources are dispatched to a company called TerraCycle.  TerraCycle work with manufacturers who want to be responsible about their waste resources, so they sponsor recycling scheme to ensure their waste does not go to landfill. 

Thank you to everyone who collects for the William Penn, you are raising money for our children and for helping the environment for future generations.

These are the waste resources you can collect:

Ballpoint pens, felt tips, biros, correction fluid, markers & highlighters 

Biscuit wrappers - any sweet biscuit and cracker wrappers 

Fruit & vegetable baby food pouches - Ella‛s Kitchen & any other brand 

Laptops, notebooks, netbooks & tablets, iPads - working or broken 

Mobile phones - working or broken 

Plastic milk bottle tops - 2, 02, 4 or 04 displayed 

Home cleaning products plastic bottle caps, trigger heads, pumps & cleaning wipe packaging 

Personal care & beauty products - plastic bottle caps, trigger heads, pumps, tubes, roll-on-deodorant & flexible plastic wipe packaging 

Plastic air fresheners, cartridges & plastic air freshener packaging Inkjet cartridges - only HP, Dell, Lexmark, Canon, Samsung, Neopost 

Unwanted neck ties 

Aluminium ring pulls (can be recycled in your bin, but we collect for the Philippines)