Recycling tours of waste centre for schoolchildren

RECYCLING AWARENESS -- schoolchildren on one of the MRF centre's tours last summer.

RECYCLING AWARENESS -- schoolchildren on one of the MRF centre's tours last summer.

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School pupils are to learn all about the importance of recycling on visits to Mansfield’s Materials Recovery Facility (MRF).

The visits are part of a special science, engineering, technology and maths week that has been set up by Veolia, who are Nottinghamshire County Council’s waste contractors.

Between 16th and 20th March, seven-to-11-year-old pupils from primary schools across the county will tour the MRF base at Forest Town to find out what can be recycled at home and to see, first hand, where the county’s recyclable waste goes. They will also get the chance to try activities, designed by engineers and architects, involving Lego bricks.

The MRF is where the county’s recyclable materials collected from households are sorted into different types.