On Tuesday 18th October we visited the Recycling Centre in Sharston to see how our waste is sorted and how we can help reduce landfill.
We looked around the plant and saw the machines that sort the items we place into our recycling bins, each machine costs over £1,000,000. We learnt how by putting the wrong items into our recycle bins, we damage the machines.
Throughout the Autumn term we will be looking at how we can recycle more food waste in school, purchase new recycling bins for school, and reduce litter. We will be working with other Pupil Voice groups in school too. The School Council will be asking you to fill up 'Bags2School' so we can help recycle more of our clothing and shoes etc that we no longer need. The Community Ambassadors are working to have a 'battery' collection point in school so you can dispose of spent batteries safely. They cause so much damage when we put them in our bins. They are also researching Vision Aid with the plan of collecting old spectacles so they can be recycled to help people who are less fortunate and need spectacles. We hope you like our pictures.