Teen’s campaign to get Worthing recycling

Saskia Rann W07071H12
Saskia Rann W07071H12

A TEENAGER has started a Facebook campaign group calling for recycling bins to be put on Worthing seafront and in the town centre.

Saskia Rann, 19, set up her web page after becoming dismayed by the lack of eco-waste disposal facilities.

She also said she was inspired to do it by her boss at B&Q in Lyons Farm, Worthing, who she felt had taken an enlightened approach to environmental issues, which included calling for the company to stop using plastic bags.

Dozens of people have so far supported Saskia’s campaign which calls for urgent action to be taken on getting more bins installed.

The campaigner, of Eaton Road, said: “We recycle things in my family and it is something I would like to see done on Worthing seafront and in the town. The council said it has tried to do this but claimed that it doesn’t work, as people just kept on contaminating them with things like kebabs and dog mess. I would like to see more education about recycling from a really young age in schools, which will be important for the next generation – I know that I wasn’t taught anything about that when I went to school myself.”

For the full story, see today’s paper (Thursday, March 8), which is out now.