First LEGO league visit to Carymoor Environmental Centre
In preparation for the children's visit to the First LEGO LEague tournament next week, they took part in a visit to Carymoor Environmental Centre. This year the theme of the tournament is 'Trash' and the chidlren have chosen to look particularly at plastic bag waste. They have found out some amazing facts about plastic bags and the waste they create. Whilst on the visit Neil showed us the composting centre, where all of our garden waste is turned into environmentally friendly peat-free compost. He also explained how the two sections of the landfill have been filled differently, even though they are the same size. The first section took 30 years, whereas the second has only taken 15 years, an example of how our waste production has increased. However, he gave us some good news, explaining that over the last five years, Somerset has increased its recycling rate to now recycle over 50% of all the waste we produce, which is brilliant!