School visit to learn about recycling

Thomas Mills High School attend a tour to Sackers Waste recycling sites as part of their curriculum to learn about recycling and how it contributes to saving the environment.

Due to high demand of interest, students had to enter a poster competition at school, explaining how recycling could save the climate to be in with a chance of attending the tour.

Thirteen pupils spent 4 hours between our two sites.  Half the time was at the scrap recycling centre and the other half at the waste recycling centre, two very different processes.  They learnt about the production of liberating waste material, from commercial waste, old cable, and scrap metal (such as cars) into clean piles of different recyclable material such as paper, plastic, copper, aluminium, steel and more which allow the business to recycle 97% of waste that comes in to site.

One student said “Both sites brilliantly highlighted how much waste we produce and how important it is to correctly recycle”.

CEO David Dodds says “It’s great to see the next generation taking an interest in how we recycle and how they can play a part. We’ve regularly done school tours and we will continue to do so if it helps with education and their strong environmental commitment. We continually invest in new plant and processes and it’s exciting to share this with those who will benefit from the environmental impact over the years as they grow up. We welcome more visits so if your school would like to come and learn how we recycle waste, please do get in touch”

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