Better Tomorrows receiving an Environmental Green Apple Award
Better Tomorrows Community Interest Company” is working towards West Sussex becoming the first plastic bag free County in England. This plastic bag free campaign has resulted in Better Tomorrows receiving an Environmental Green Apple Award. The award was presented during a carbon-neutral presentation ceremony at The House of Commons, Palace of Westminster, London, Monday 15 November 2010.
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Each household in the UK uses an estimated 300 plastic bags every year. Even when we dispose of them correctly, plastic bags often get blown out of bins and landfill sites and end up littering our land and oceans
The campaign consists of raising awareness within the community, gaining commitment from the residents and businesses, responding to any objections, setting timescales and objectives for the project and finding funding.
Henfield, Steyning and Cuckfield are now plastic bag free towns within West Sussex.
Henfield a small village in Horsham who became plastic bag free last year influenced Steyning a larger historical town to become plastic bag free through the efforts of Better Tomorrows.
Better Tomorrows was awarded funding by Naturesave that was presented to Steyning to purchase reusable bags. A competition was held in Steyning School for the children to produce a picture and the winner (promoting protecting the planet) was printed on the reusable bag. The bag was then distributed to all 3000 households in Steyning. This was then followed with a plastic bag free launch in the town on October the 31st 2009.