If there is an easy way to sum up how we at The RGF see sustainability, it’s this: Reduce, reuse, recycle. Follow the three Rs, experts say, and you’ll soon be on your way to conserving resources and helping protect the planet.
Reducing consumption is the first component of the “reduce, reuse, recycle” mantra. Reducing what your family uses is easy – and a great first step to becoming environmentally aware. Reducing not only puts less stress on the environment, it can save you money in the short and long term.
Look around your home for areas where you and your family can use less. For instance, taking shorter showers can reduce the amount of water you use, the amount of water the municipal plant has to purify and the energy required to heat the water coming out of the shower head. There’s more. Turn off the lights when you leave a room. Turn the thermostat in your home down in the winter and up in the summer. Use energy efficient light bulbs wherever possible. In no time you’ll cut your consumption and notice a welcome reduction in your power bills as well.
Reusing items as much as possible will also help protect the environment. A little creativity is all that’s needed. Furniture can be up-cycled. In the kitchen, the plastic tub your butter came in can be used again and again for leftovers. Clothing and shoes can be passed from older kids to younger kids. Old clothing, provided it’s in decent shape, can also be sent to a thrift store or charity for others to happily reuse.
On a larger scale, building products can also be reused. In almost any town it’s easy to find stores that resell old wood flooring, doors, windows and many other building supplies that are salvaged from homes being demolished. Reusing wood items, such as flooring, reduces the number of trees that have to be harvested to support the construction industry.
The finally R is recycling. Many towns have recycling programs that make it easy. You simply load your old glass, plastic and paper into bins and haul them to the curb, where trucks come and pick them up.
For item not covered under the collection, there are local Household Waste Recycling Sites or if your unable to transport the items yourself, you can always use company's like us, we will either put items back into reuse of send them off to recycling, It might cost a few pounds, but many homeowners think it’s a worthwhile expense.
Give Your Stuff Away Day - 3-7-16
Continuing our support
A chance to pass on things you don’t need and snap up some gems yourself, all for free.
1.00-4.00 pm - venue Steyning Catholic Church
the RGF love the work done by the greening group - diverting items from landfill, and a bit of fun too.
Worthing homes fun day - 16-7-16
Entertainment, fun and laughter are all on offer at the Worthing Homes annual fun day!
The Recycled Goods Factory will be at the fun day with a demostration of upholstery and examples of what we have up-cycled,
Every year Worthing Homes organize a FREE fun day. This gives us the opportunity to meet with our residents face to face, in a fun and informal environment.
By holding fun days it gives our customers an opportunity to get involved with us, giving them the chance to discuss ideas and issues and comment on the services they receive from us as well as having some FREE fun!
There’s always a wide variety of activities to try and have included arts and crafts, prize bingo, pamper area, face painting, temporary tattoos, coconut shy, tombola, photo booth, test your strength, ‘weird science’ along with a BBQ and refreshments. We also invite other organizations and these may include the credit union, WSCC recycling trailer, personal development for young people, sea cadets, national careers service, local cycle project, local children and family center etc.
Don’t miss out on this year’s fun day which is on Saturday 1 August from 1-4pm at the Maybridge Keystone Club, Raleigh Way, Goring-by-Sea, BN12 6JD