Recycle to Read is supporting development of a new toy rehoming and recycling programme that rewards schools and communities, with books and reading resources.
We are running trial collections of broken, hard plastic toys for recycling in selected Tesco stores in East and West Sussex between the 4 Sept 2023 and 4 Dec 2023, and are inviting schools with pupils aged 2 to 11 years of age in these areas to take part.
Families and friends of the schools participating in the trial, will be encouraged to rehome unwanted but usable toys by swapping them with friends, giving them away or taking them to charity shops or community groups. They will be asked to take any hard broken plastic toys to a local participating Tesco store for recycling.
Either of these actions can earn them a Planet Care Point for their chosen school. The 50 schools with the most points at the end of the trial (4 December 2023), will win book vouchers to spend on titles in the Harper Collins Recycle to Read Book Catalogue.
If your school is not in the trial area sign up now to register your interest and we’ll keep you updated on future trial locations and more details about how your community will be able to collect book rewards for you.