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Residents across the area will soon be able to add more plastic items than ever to their recycling bins.

From next Wednesday, household pots, tubs and trays will be accepted as part of the regular recycling collections across the whole of the county.

As we investigate in this week’s Herald, it means people will be able to add things like yoghurt pots, ice cream tubs, fruit and vegetable trays and ready meal trays to their bins – but they must still be washed out and dried first.

It is anticipated that recycling levels will see an increase of 4,000 tonnes per year by accepting plastic containers and will push recycling rates in West Sussex to just over 42 per cent.

It will also bring additional financial benefits to the county, via a reduction in landfill tax payments which is currently £82 per tonne of waste delivered to landfill.

There is news, too, of a petition started by a mother-of-two suffering from a rare form of cancer which has received more than 100,000 signatures.

Jemma Peacock been living with a gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST) – a rare form of cancer found in the digestive system – since 2010.

We’ve also got a great offer at The Lido in Worthing, where children can get a free ride on either the teacups, bouncy slide, trampolines, flying jets or Disney Express train ride.

There is also a voucher for a free hot or cold drink, when the bearer purchases another item of food or a drink.

On top of this, as usual, there is the round-up of court results and a wide range of news, entertainment, sport, columnists and much, much more.

The Herald is out today (Thursday, March 26) for 80p.