Trips to Waste Treatment plant

Do you know the difference between an MRF and an MBT?!

In April we organised a couple of trips to the Amey Waste Management Park in Waterbeach.  On each occasion about a dozen of us toured the site, took part in a light-hearted quiz and a ‘which bin?’ exercise, and were given the opportunity to find out all we’ve ever wanted to know about recycling in Cambridgeshire!

We all came home having learned lots about what happens after our wheelie bins get collected, and how important it is not to put inappropriate things in any of the bins.

A visit here is recommended to all – unless you have a very sensitive nose, as the whole site does smell quite rank! Well done to our ten-year-old visitor with the acute sense of smell who endured it throughout and asked some of the most insightful questions.

Jon Crisp, the Information Officer at Amey, is going to have a stall at Shelford Feast on Sunday 15 July, where he will not only have answers to all your recycling questions but also games and quizzes for your enjoyment.

Discussion evening: “Sustainable Food?”

2G3S, Greener Sawston, and Sawston Free Church present a discussion evening (part of the Sawston ‘Your Village – Your Voice’ series) covering different aspects of Sustainable Food, including:

  • Sustainable Food for the UK: options after Brexit
    (Ian Hodge, Professor of Rural Economy, University of Cambridge)
  • Growing your own organic food: barriers to change
    (Simon Saggers, organic smallholder)
  • An introduction to Cambridge Sustainable Food and latest news about establishing a Food Hub near Sawston
    (Bev Sedley, Chair of CSF & Duncan Catchpole, leader, Food Hub task force)

There will also be a display on recycling, including how to use left-overs; and kitchen caddies for waste food to give away – see item on Recycling Champions, below.

Admission free; donations welcome: any profit to Cambridge Sustainable Food

7.45pm Weds 22 November, at the Free Church, 1 High St, Sawston CB22 3BG