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Kids enjoy Halloween-themed composting workshop at Mint Street

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Children at Mint Street Adventure Playground learned about worms and creepy crawlies during a Halloween-themed workshop.

Kids enjoy Halloween-themed composting workshop at Mint Street

The workshop was led by outreach and education officer Ian McGeough from Veolia Environmental Services, the recycling and waste partner of Southwark Council.

Both children and parents were welcome to learn all about the environmental benefits of composting and how worms and creepy crawlies break down waste to produce nutrient rich compost.

The children also took part in a pumpkin-carving competition to highlight that food waste can be recycled through composting.

"The kids just love to learn about the wonders of nature especially when bugs and insects are involved; the workshop was also popular with parents many of whom were keen to get their own wormery or compost bin after the event," said Ian McGeough.

Compost bins and wormeries, including can-o-worms, can be purchased at a subsidised rate from the Reuse and Recycling Centre on Devon Street off Old Kent Road. For more information visit www.southwark.gov.uk/recycle

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