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J&B educates students on waste journey


Students from Trinity Catholic College in Middlesbrough were invited to J&B Recycling recently on an educational trip to see just what happens to waste once it’s been binned.

Eighteen students were shown around J&B’s Head Office & Material Recycling Facility (MRF) in Hartlepool as part of a scheme by the Tees Valley Combined Authority to link students in the region with businesses.

Julie Harrison, Business Liaison at Trinity Catholic College, said: “Coming to J&B was really important for me personally as I talk to students in schools about plastic waste.

“I met Vikki a while back and we talked about getting young people to understand what happens when we recycle and just where the plastic goes. It’s part of the journey that I talk about, so it was great to take the students to see it all happening for real.

“They were all quite excited about the visit and they’ve been really looking forward to finding out more about J&B and the recycling process.”

J&B, who has sites in Hartlepool and Middlesbrough, regularly works with local schools to expand the horizons of their students and this visit was just one of many we host. We service many schools around the Tees Valley, collecting co-mingled waste and bringing it back to our state-of-the-art recycling facility to turn into materials which are then processed and sent out to be reused.

Mark Penny, Commercial Manager at J&B Recycling who hosted the visit said: It was a pleasure to show the pupils from Trinity College around our MRF they took a real interest in how different materials were sorted, what happened to them and what should and shouldn’t go into recycling bins.

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