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Children race to recycle

Carlton Road kids are now experts at recycling following a visit to the primary school by Boston Borough Council's waste and recycling team.

The nine and ten year olds heard from the council's environment and sustainability officer Jenny Moore about how important recycling is for the environment and how it is essential that we do not waste finite resources.

She spoke to them about what can be recycled into their blue bins and what should go into their green bins to be burned at the Energy From Waste plant to generate electricity.

The children then faced a challenge to sort through a pile of clean rubbish and deposit the right items in the right coloured bins so that the recycling collection was not contaminated and wasted.

Jenny, who was supported by Becky Shinn, one of the council's waste enforcement officers, and Rugile Simatolskyte, from the council's environmental operations team said: "The children were really attentive and the race to put the right things in the right bin became quite a competition. I was pleased to see them really getting the hang of recycling and I am sure they took some good advice and information home to their parents."

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Last-minute instructions from Jenny Moore for children at Carlton Road Academy.

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So keen to recycle they were running.

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Egg carton - blue bin or green bin? Answer: Blue. It can be recycled as it's made from cardboard.

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Yes! Into the blue bin with it.

Pictures by Rugile Simatolskyte