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Pupils get behind the scenes tour of recycling facility

Posted on 3 July 2019

Pupils from St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Bognor Regis have been behind the scenes at our Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in Ford to see what happens to recycling collected from homes in West Sussex.

The all-expenses paid trip was organised after the school won a competition earlier this year as part of Green Month – a County Council initiative with Spirit FM designed to raise awareness of environmental issues.

The key stage 2 pupils got to head out to the viewing platform which sits above the specialist sorting machinery to see first-hand how recycling is sorted and baled ready to be made into new products.

The children and teachers had a fantastic time learning how important recycling is to the future of the planet. Would your school like to visit our MRF? Schools in West Sussex can arrange visits to the Ford Materials Recycling Facility by emailing or visiting