Energy From Waste facility

Energy From Waste facility

As part of our continued commitment to environmental education, Year 3 visited the Suffolk energy-from-waste (EfW) facility in Great Blakenham.

As the name suggests, the facility processes waste that is left after recycling and composting to recover energy.  The Sufolk site produces enough energy to power 30,000 homes - approximately the same number of homes as in Lowestoft).

In the introductory presentation, we learned how the volume of rubbish generated can be minimised by considering the 4Rs of waste hierarchy: reduce, reuse, recycle and recover.

A real highlight was the tour where - dressed in protective clothing - we got to see the plant in action; including a trip to the control room to see the claw!

The children enjoyed exploring the interactive exhibits in the Vistors' Centre too.

To conclude an enjoyable and informative trip, we visited Needham Lakes to eat our lunch.

By Thomas Frost on June 28th, 2017

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