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Mansfield MRF

As part of our Materials topic, we visited the Material Recovery Facility facility in Mansfield.

 

We were given a task of sorting rubbish into the correct bin, bag or container.  We had to work in a team to sort items such as tea bags, magazines and butter tubs.  We were given a score.  We got a chance to improve this score by using the recycling guide.

 

We learnt that:

  • you should take bottle lids off and put them in the general waste bin
  • teabags can be put in the compost bin
  • plastic bags are not suitable for recycling

 

We then went on a tour of the facility.  We could see all the big machines that are used to sort the mountain of waste that arrives daily.