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Recycling Tips

Thank you for taking part in the recycling so far.  I know I shared that recently.  But I’m still just so thrilled…


One of the collection vans is in for repairs so I had to help take some of our recycling stuff to another depot. (Near the new mall).  While loading Andrew’s bakkie I noticed some things that can be approved – so here is a reminder for recycling collection:

Some DO’s and DON’TS:

– wash out all recycling
– collect milk cartons separately
– separate paper, plastic, tins and glass. Have each type of recycling in a separate bag.
– ensure the bag is tied properly!

– put different category recycling items in same bag
– (chip packets are not plastic. Throw them away!)
– don’t throw lose items in depot at the church.
– don’t be lazy in your sorting.


“A picture paints a 1000 words” – as they say – here are some motivational and informative pics about recycling:


I came across this ARTICLE on some Good Recycling Tips – go and read them.  Interesting and practical!

It’s good to see the awareness is growing here at St Peters.  Keep telling and teaching others about recycling.  From your children, to your grandchildren, to your friends and to your colleagues.  My goal would be to have the town of Secunda aware of recycling and actually doing it.  Dream big! God’s mandate to us 🙂

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Our Recycling -> Sizithande NEW website

I’m really proud of St Peters United.  The recycling has really taken off.  In the next two weeks – John Davies and I will be extending the collection depot here at our church.  (That thing gets full very quickly.)

sizithanda logo

Sizithande have a WEBSITE now.  Please go and check it out.

1) You can meet Xolisiwa Stengana – the CEO and founder.
2) You can also read their background HERE

Thank you for caring for the environment with us.

Some days you may feel like this is only one drop in the ocean. Or perhaps one STARFISH but you still make a difference to that one:

Once upon a time, there was an old man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing.He had a habit of walking on the beach every morning before he began his work. Early one morning, he was walking along the shore after a big storm had passed and found the vast beach littered with starfish as far as the eye could see, stretching in both directions. 

Off in the distance, the old man noticed a small boy approaching.  As the boy walked, he paused every so often and as he grew closer, the man could see that he was occasionally bending down to pick up an object and throw it into the sea.  The boy came closer still and the man called out, “Good morning!  May I ask what it is that you are doing?”

The young boy paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean. The tide has washed them up onto the beach and they can’t return to the sea by themselves,” the youth replied. “When the sun gets high, they will die, unless I throw them back into the water.”

The old man replied, “But there must be tens of thousands of starfish on this beach. I’m afraid you won’t really be able to make much of a difference.”

The boy bent down, picked up yet another starfish and threw it as far as he could into the ocean. Then he turned, smiled and said, “It made a difference to that one!”



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Recycling in 2016


Well done St Peters!  Our recycling really took off during that later part of 2015.

Sizithande have been impressed with how much we are collecting.

The depot / collection point is up:


(Thank you John Davies for coaching and putting up the structure with me)


I know after the Christmas break we may all be feeling lazy.  And a lot of our gift wrappings, wine bottles, whatever else goes with Christmas went into our general waste.

BUT lets THINK GREEN again!  In separate bags (for each category of item) bring your

  • Glass
  • Plastic
  • Paper
  • Tins / cans
  • Milk cartons

Please place straight into the collection point.