Green Consumer

Action Group

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Creating positive change through what we buy and how we use resources

As part of the 2030 Project, the Green Consumer Action Group is exploring how we can support local businesses by encouraging people to shop locally, and change people’s habits and behaviour so much more is repaired and recycled, and far less is wasted.

A range of project ideas are under consideration including a repair café, improved recycling facilities, and a local refill shop.  More details to follow soon!

If you’d like to get involved in this Action Group, either as an active member or an occasional helper, please fill in the sign up form and we’ll be in contact:  https://bit.ly/2030ActionGroup

To get in touch with the Green Consumer Action Group, email us at: greenconsumer@greeningsteyning.org

Plans for 2020

Here's what we're working on...

#2030consumer

You know there is a climate problem and biodiversity is disappearing, but it all seems so difficult to solve. No matter how small a positive change you make, it is part of the solution. We are determined to be here to support you make those changes and be a #2030 consumer and business. We aim to provide:

  • information on ‘how do I…’
  • opportunities to buy ‘greener’ products locally; and
  • encouragement, by making going green easier for all of us.

What is already happening? You are not alone, lots of individuals, businesses, organisations and even governments are seeking and implementing solutions. See the What is already happening section.

Over the next decade we will implement solutions. To start with we are:

  • opening a repair café;
  • helping you reduce waste with more opportunities to refill containers;
  • providing more opportunities to recycle those ‘hard to recycle’ items;
  • supporting school green initiatives; and
  • encouraging a net zero carbon high street.

Be #2030Consumer or #2030 Business and be part of the solution.

 

Articles & Information

We’ll be adding more information here over time, including useful resources, relevant articles and events.

What waste goes in my recycling bin?

Horsham District Council have produced a simplified list of what goes in your blue top bin and a flyer. You can order this flyer for your fridge If you can’t find where to recycle your items then there is a detailed...

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Where does my recycling go?

Once collected by Viridor from your blue bin it is taken to the Ford Material Recycling Facility to be sorted for reprocessing. 95% of the inputs get recycled. As there is always some non-recyclables in the blue top...

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How do I find green books for my kids to read

Below are some books enjoyed by the children of Steyning, Bramber and Upper Beeding. All books can be ordered through Steyning Bookshop. What A Waste: Rubbish, Recycling, and Protecting our Planet by Jess French In...

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Where does my black bag waste go?

Once collected by Biffa from your green top bin it is taken to the Brookhurst Wood Mechanical and Biological Treatment facility north of Horsham to retrieve any value. Rubbish is delivered in the black bags to the...

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