The wonders of recycling

Gillmoss Recycling Discovery Centre held two waste and recycling wonder open days this summer for visitors to discover what happens to their recycling after it’s been collected and to witness the technology and processes used to sort paper from plastic bottles and cardboard from cans.
Attracting over 200 visitors, the events also showcased local projects who work in the community to prevent waste through reducing, reusing and recycling.
Jonathan Hutchinson from Project UP showed how easy it is to upcycle furniture.
Tomorrow’s Women Wirral were also in attendance and presented crafts made at their base, Inspiration Hall, from cushions made from recycled jeans to flowers made from plastic bags and old books.
There was also a hamper up for grabs, donated by Tesco, Park Road. The lucky winner was Mia McPherson.
Chloe McPherson, Mia’s mum said: “We all had a great day; lots of interesting information and lovely activities for the kids. The centre went a long way in demystifying why there’s always a pile of ‘rubbish’ that must never be put in the general waste bin.”
Gillmoss Recycling Discovery Centre will be holding more open days as part of Heritage Week in September and is ready for school visits in the new academic year.

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