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.