Join us for Chichester’s eco-friendly ‘green’ tree switch on!

| November 2019

A Christmas tree made entirely of reused plastic bottles is returning to Chichester this year with residents and visitors being invited to a special switch-on launch event.

On Saturday 30 November, the environmentally conscious tree’s lights will be switched on by Mia from the West Sussex Waste Partnerships Mia Recycles, outside Jack Wills on North Street from 4:30pm to 5:00pm.

Jointly hosted by the West Sussex Waste Partnerships, Chichester District Council, Chichester BID and Jack Wills, this is the second time this unique tree has been displayed in Chichester City Centre and its sixth outing in West Sussex.

Created from 600 green bottles, the tree was designed by artist Tracey Graham to highlight plastic recycling in West Sussex. Over 5,000 tonnes of plastic bottles and almost 7,000 tonnes of plastic were recycled in West Sussex in 2018/19.

Waste Prevention Advisors will be on hand to answer questions and share advice about how you can enjoy a waste-free Christmas. With environmental concerns at the forefront of people’s minds, the tree will hopefully remind everyone of the small changes they can make to help protect the environment during the Christmas period.

To find out more about what’s happening in the city centre this Christmas, click here.

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