Kids recycle with a robot and a Peruvian frog

JPCT 16-08-12 S12321048X Coneyhurst. Carrie Cort has created a bottle top recycling scheme  as part of her 'sussex greener living' campaign. Her son Adam,4, next to  'Ronnie the recycling robot'  -photo by Steve Cobb
JPCT 16-08-12 S12321048X Coneyhurst. Carrie Cort has created a bottle top recycling scheme as part of her 'sussex greener living' campaign. Her son Adam,4, next to 'Ronnie the recycling robot' -photo by Steve Cobb

A mother from Coneyhurst is hosting a fun day with two quirky mascots to promote her newly-created charitable recycling scheme in Sussex.

Carrie Cort, creator of Sussex Green Living (SGL) - an initiative to encourage Sussex residents to live more sustainably - is holding an event at her home on Thursday August 30 to promote her new bottle top recycling scheme.

Carrie has explained that the scheme will give funds to WAKOOS, a charity child care service in Billingshurst, and the Sussex Wildlife Trust, whilst making use of materials which cannot be recycled via the council’s recycling system.

“Contrary to what many people think, plastic bottle tops cannot be recycled in the council’s household recycling bin.

“To promote the scheme, I’ve invited families to my home in White House Cottage to learn about recycling with Ronny the recycling robot and SGL’s official mascot, Pedro the South American red eye frog.

“I will let you into a secret, Ronny is my four and a half-year-old son dressed in a big green box with arm and leg holes and a recycled box head, decorated with bottle tops and other recycled materials.”

The children will be invited to help Pedro with a treasure hunt and animal rescue with treasure created from tubes, yoghurt pots and other recyclable materials with toy animals in them.

The pots will also include facts about recycling so the children learn as they play.

“After this if the children want to play ten tin bowling or make some green art they can. It will be a fun session, but most importantly the children learn all about recycling and living a greener life.”

The event will be open from 10.30am till 2pm. Anyone planning to attend the event should RSVP cort@sussexgreenliving.co.uk. To find out more visit http://www.sussexgreenliving.co.uk/about-pedro/.