Jana's Recycling Journey Through West Berkshire


     ‘Welcome to the new edition of this Guest Blog. I am a full-time working mum of 2 boys and a published novelist of ‘The Ninth Cross’ by my pen name J. Karst. I get involved in trying that little bit I can in saving the environment for the future generations.’

             This week was very pleasant, the sun in the sky with the spring air brought in the reminder that soon we can return to normality. Not much happened with recycling apart from me joining another TerraCycle Program.

            This is the Hasbro toy recycling program where any broken or whole Hasbro branded toys can be dropped off to me for recycling to raise funds for the Canine Partners Charity.

            As I hope to re-open in couple of weeks, I need to shout out to any good soul who would have access to 60x60x50 sized cardboard boxes. I am in dire need of them because that’s the maximum size box TerraCycle accepts. Please do get in touch if you usually have access to sturdy boxes you just want out of your way.

            Two other good things happened this week. The first is that I finished filling up a box for the Alzheimers Society. A lady who is moving to a warmer climate dropped off a whole shoebox of unwanted/broken jewellery. By adding that to the lost I had prior lockdown I was able to fill the box to the rim. On Monday I will post it to Alzheimers who is in much need of funds.  

             The second positive thing was that my metal collection to raise funds for Help for Heroes and Cancer Charity grown substantially. I have been a very successful in metal detecting and probably emptied whole field of an aluminium and lead. To other metal detectorist this wouldn’t be a success but over the numerous lockdowns I had learned to look at the positive side of things.

Whilst I was in the open field detecting I have been educated by the natural wildlife in Berkshire. Did you know that foxes love to dig a little hole to do their business into and don’t burry it? Did you also know that these little holes are sometimes hard to spot, and you can easily fall into them? Well I didn’t but I do know now…


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