A Lindfield landlord is helping residents to be that bit ‘greener’ with the opening of a crisp packet recycling scheme in the village.
Andi Frost from The Stand Up Inn had been considering what steps she could take to reduce the landfill waste from the pub when she discovered various schemes run by recycling giant Terracycle. “I think it was the crisp packets that got to me, but, since we’re in the service industry, reducing our sales isn’t the best option. Recycling is the next best thing,” she explained. “Talking to people across the bar made it apparent that everyone wants to do something, but they just don’t always know what or how. If we make it just easy enough to make a change then it gets people thinking what more they can do, and hopefully effects a mini revolution!”
The packets are weighed when collected and turned into points, which equate to money donated to a charity – and Andi has selected Lindfield Primary Academy PTA to be the recipient. The school is also now a registered collection point itself.
There is a green bin round the side of The Stand Up, with a clearly marked poster on the front. Any brand of crisp packets (empty) can be put in, but not popcorn, pretzel or meat snack bags or tubes.
Also accepted into the same wheelie bin are Ella’s Kitchen food pouches and packets, plus all brands of biscuit, cake bars and cracker wrappers. Don’t include any of the card packaging – as these are recycled by the council blue bin.
Andi cites a quote from Anne Marie Bonneau which she was inspired by: ‘We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly.’