Last night I attended my first meeting of Surrey Heath Borough Council’s Community Scrutiny Committee. One of the items on the agenda was a report advising members on the progress made to promote recycling in schools.
The Council’s Recycling Manager, Dr Verity Parker, gave a brief presentation describing how a vehicle, paid for with grants from Defra and Surrey County Council, makes weekly collections of mixed paper, cardboard and cans from schools, and also blocks of flats. This vehicle also collects aluminium and steel cans from ‘bring’ sites in the Borough.
Over 40 tons of recyclable materials is collected each month.
Describing how the promotion of recycling was going in local schools, Verity read out a little poem she has devised for to help school children understand how to recycle the different kinds of plastics. [See picture of plastic symbols]
Here’s Verity’s poem.
There. That’s better than the grim economic conditions, don’t you think.