At St John’s we are brilliant at collecting and recycling stuff!
Instead of throwing things away, why not collect them so that they can be reused or recycled? It’s a great way of reducing waste and caring for the world.
For more information, contact Rachel Hicks on 01329 312895
The following items are collected in the church foyer:
Used Postage Stamps:
These are collected by Hampshire Air Ambulance. They are sorted, bagged up and sold to stamp collectors around the world.
They can be any type of coin – UK or Foreign, old or new. These are collected by Oxfam and sold to collectors.
These are taken, via an Optician in Stubbington, to The Lions Club of Chichester. There they are sorted by a small team of volunteers and then shipped directly to known contacts undertaking eye clinics in Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Ghana, Nigeria and Nepal. To find out more go to https://www.chilions.org.uk/
Old Mobile Phones:
These are collected by Oxfam and sold for recycling. The money raised goes towards Oxfam’s work across the world.
Used ink cartridges:
These are collected and taken to Cartridge World where they are refilled and reused.
This must be clean and must be foil. Just because it’s shiny does not mean it’s foil! Use the scrunch test – if it stays scrunched when you open your hand, it probably is, if it unscrunches when you let go, it probably isn’t! It is taken to the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Activities Centre (Manor Farm) where it is crushed, stored and sold to provide funds for the work of the centre providing activity opportunities for people of all abilities.
Plastic Milk Bottle Tops:
These must only be plastic milk bottle tops (nothing else) and must be clean. They are collected by The Friends of the Earth, and are sold to a recycler who pays good money for them as they are a high quality plastic.
Many items of tinned and dried food, as well as toiletries, are collected and passed on to The Fareham and Gosport Friends of the Homeless who make up parcels for people in need.