Events for school children boost waste and recycling awareness

Junior Recycling OfficersApril 25, 2016

Pupils from across Cheshire East attended a series of events as part of the Junior Recycling Officer programme. These training sessions were held at venues in Crewe, Congleton and Macclesfield. A total of 66 children from 30 different primary schools attended.

A Junior Recycling Officer (JRO), encourages the three Rs; Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, in their schools and with their families and wider communities. All Cheshire East primary and special schools are invited to join the scheme which is run by Ansa Environmental Services on behalf of the Council.

The children had a fun time with games related to recycling, learning about home composting, and taking part in a cookery session where they had a go at making healthy and nutritious “cones” using leftover fruit.

Councillor Steve Hogben, Ansa Board member, said: “Children can play an important role in helping to reduce waste across the borough not only by getting the recycling message across to their co-pupils, family and friends but when they grow up too. This is good not only for the environment but also can help to save council tax payers money in the long run by minimising waste.”

Ansa was assisted at each event by members of a team of Waste Reduction Volunteers who help out with waste education across the borough throughout the year.

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