YE team make county final - Hurstpierpoint College

YE team make county final

This year’s YE team, Reco, has progressed to the Young Enterprise County Final with their unique Eco-Buddy toy for children.

Each toy is handmade to Reco’s own design and combines bright colours with distinctive textures, using second-hand fabric from local charity shops which would otherwise go to landfill. Reco chose their Eco-Buddy product to raise awareness of the amount of fabric which ends up in landfill and the problems which this causes.

The toy comes with a storybook – The Adventures of Eddie the Eco-Buddy – written and illustrated by members of the team, which delivers a strong message about the importance of recycling as well as one about the importance of self-esteem.

Both toy and book proved extremely popular at trade fairs held in Horsham at Christmas (where Reco won the award for Best Stand) and more recently at Burgess Hill. Whilst Reco have had to curtail their presence at trade fairs for the moment, the products are available online at

In recent weeks Reco has launched a smaller version of its toy on a keyring – Eco-Baby - and team members are looking forward to taking part in the YE County Final in May Jan Leeper, Head of Careers and Young Enterprise