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Bermondsey primary school pupils learn to recycle food waste

Pupils at Grange Primary School in Bermondsey have been learning how to recycle their food waste.

Bermondsey primary school pupils learn to recycle food waste

Southwark Council's recycling and waste partner Veolia is embarking on a mission to get as many Southwark schools as possible to recycle their food waste.

This productive scheme will help the environment by ensuring that food waste is not sent to landfill and can also save schools money in disposal costs.

"The waste collection scheme has been working wonderfully in our dinner hall," said teacher Eithne Murray from Grange Primary School in Webb Street.

"All the children are engaged and are enjoying helping the environment every day. The aim is to reduce the amount sent to landfill and hopefully this message gets carried home too."

Maria Akintokun is an education and outreach officer for Veolia: "After spending a lunch time with the children showing them how to use the service, I have come back today and I'm proud to see how the children have taken to the scheme so quickly and seem to really enjoy the fact that the food they couldn't finish will go on to be recycled."

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