Don’t waste old toys! Tesco’s “Recycling Reading Program” cultivates children’s environmental awareness


It is troublesome to deal with toys that are unwanted by children. Who should give them to them? Where to throw it? Tesco , a large British supermarket chain , has partnered with toy giant Hasbro and non-profit environmental education company Wastebuster to launch the first in-store plastic toy recycling program "Recycling Reading" in Sussex . ( Recycle to Read )".

About 90% of common toys are plastic products. However, the average use of toys is only 6 months, and as many as 80 % of toys end up in landfills, incinerators or due to factors such as being discarded and difficult to recycle. oceans, causing serious environmental problems.

Therefore, the "Recycling and Reading" project was launched, which is expected to run from September to December . First, families who do not need toys are encouraged to help find new homes for the toys and donate them to friends, family, local charities or schools in need. If they cannot find them, Toys can be dropped into recycling bins at Tesco supermarkets across Sussex, regardless of brand or damage.

Caption: The process of putting toys into the recycling bin is also a kind of environmental education.

As an environmental education company, Wastebuster has been encouraging children to use their creativity to find solutions to sustainable challenges, and helping them believe in their ability to achieve and create change. They are responsible for collecting, cleaning and processing toys, including separating toy parts, melting plastic and forming new pellets that can be used in new rigid plastic products such as hangers, chairs and coffee machines .

Families who take their toys for recycling can register on Wastebuster 's website to earn Earth Care Points for any school in Sussex with children aged 2 to 11 years old. The 50 highest-scoring schools in the region will receive vouchers that can be used to purchase books from participating publishers.

Ally Rose , category director at Tesco , said: “The company is always looking for new ways to remove, reduce, reuse and recycle plastic in our supermarkets, so we are delighted to support the Recycle Reads campaign to help our customers do more. Not only is it a new method that you can try at home, it can also be used to deal with hard-to-recycle plastics, and it can even give children more opportunities to read.