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Our Resource. Discover the Possibilities. Environmental Education for KS2 Classroom resource for pupils who have completed the 3 stage programme Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Ltd 2013. The education service is delivered by and is provided by and Slide 2 Hello everyone! My name is MRF. Do you remember me from your visit to Farington Waste Recovery Park? Today were going to look at the things that you saw when you went on the walkway tour. Well follow the process that the waste goes through from start to finish. Are you ready to remember what you found out when you came to visit? Lets try an easy one first: Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Ltd August 2013 Slide 3 Farington Waste Recovery Facility Fact: It took 3 years to build it all! Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Ltd August 2013 Slide 4 Question: Can you remember how many football pitches we could fit here? 10 20 30 Thats the same as 146,000m 2 Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Ltd August 2013 Slide 5 Well done if you remembered that fact. We have 3 sections in our facility: MBT for your waste MRF for your recycling Green Waste for your garden waste Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Ltd August 2013 Slide 6 Question: Which one of these materials can be recycled? Crisp packets Sweet wrappers Newspaper Old paper can be made into new paper, which saves trees! Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Ltd August 2013 Slide 7 Things that can be Recycled! Paper and Cardboard Glass Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Ltd August 2013 Slide 8 Things that can be Recycled! Steel and Aluminium Plastic bottles Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Ltd August 2013 Slide 9 Some people dont sort out their waste to be recycled they just throw it all in their rubbish bin! All the rubbish bins are collected by the bin lorries that come to your houses. The lorries then take the waste to... Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Ltd August 2013 Slide 10 Hello Im MBT, do you remember me? My full name is Mechanical and Biological Treatment. People and machines sort through the waste to recover useful stuff like paper and metal cans so that it can be recycled. We have lots of waste to sort through up to 700 tonnes a day! Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Ltd August 2013 Slide 11 Inside of MBT Can you remember how all of our different sorting machines work? Lets start from the beginning of the process and follow the materials through to the end. Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Ltd August 2013 Slide 12 Grapples Fact: This is where the bin lorries bring all of your waste that you threw into your bin at home Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Ltd August 2013 Slide 13 Question: How much waste can a Grapple crane pick up at a time? 1 tonne 1 gram 1 kilogram Thats the same as 1,000 kilograms Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Ltd August 2013 Slide 14 Thats the same weight as 24 of you and your teacher! Lets see our next machine: Now that the waste has been lifted onto the conveyor belts, the machines in MBT have to sort through it all. Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Ltd August 2013 Slide 15 Trommels Fact: These machines are like giant sieves; cylinders with lots of holes all the way around them. Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Ltd August 2013 Slide 16 Question: How do the Trommels separate materials?: By colour By weight By size Small things fall through the holes and big things carry on to the end of the cylinder. Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Ltd August 2013 Slide 17 Windsifter Fact: These machines use fans to blow some materials into big green tubes so that it can be separated from the rest of the waste. Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Ltd August 2013 Slide 18 Question: Which one of these materials is most likely to be blown by the Windsifters?: Potato Plastic carrier bag Teddy bear It has the lowest mass, so it easily blown by wind Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Ltd August 2013 Slide 19 Hand sort cabin Fact: People sort the materials by hand in here. They wear protective clothing to keep themselves safe from cuts and illnesses. Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Ltd August 2013 Slide 20 Fill in the blanks: The handsorters recover plastic bottles, paper and cardboard so that they can be r______, turned into something new. Plastic bags and wrappers are also removed from the conveyor belts they get baled up and sent to l_____ sites to be buried. ecycled andfill Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Ltd August 2013 Slide 21 Magnets Fact: The yellow block is the magnet and it has a conveyor belt that spins around it. Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Ltd August 2013 Slide 22 Question: Which one of these materials is attracted to the Magnets?: Aluminium drink can Cardboard cereal box Steel baked bean can Steel is a magnetic metal Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Ltd August 2013 Slide 23 Eddy current separators Fact: A spinning magnet inside these machines makes electricity. This passes easily through metals like Aluminium and Copper because they are good conductors. The electricity creates a temporary magnet inside them. Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Ltd August 2013 Slide 24 Question: What happens when you put two magnets together?: North and south ______ each other North and north or south and south _____ each other The temporary magnet inside the Aluminium cause it to be repelled away from the spinning magnets. It can then go on to be recycled. attract repel Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Ltd August 2013 Slide 25 Shredder Fact: Cuts large pieces of waste into small pieces. This waste goes to be made into compost even babies nappies! Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Ltd August 2013 Slide 26 Percolators Fact: These are the largest machines in the facility. Inside, the food waste is mixed together with warm rainwater. Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Ltd August 2013 Slide 27 Question: Which science word describes what happens when materials like salt or sugar mix with the warm water?: Dissolve Melt Disintegrate Soluble materials like sugar and salt will dissolve into a solution. Insoluble materials like potatoes wont dissolve, but they will get made into OGM compost. Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Ltd August 2013 Slide 28 Biodigesters Fact: This is where the dissolved food comes. These two tanks each hold one million litres of the solution. Helpful bacteria break it down and turn it into methane gas, a bit like our bodies do with some of the food we eat! Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Ltd August 2013 Slide 29 Did you know that we can turn the methane gas into electricity, which can then power most of our sorting machines! We can produce 1.8 megawatts of electricity every day thats enough to power 1,000 homes! Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Ltd August 2013 Slide 30 Organic Growth Medium Compost Fact: Made from insoluble food waste and babies nappies. Up to 10,000 tonnes of compost can be held in here at one time. Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Ltd August 2013 Slide 31 Question: How many worms help to make our compost?: 1,000,000 1,000 None Green waste compost is kept separately and is made from the contents of your garden waste bins. We use micro-organisms like bacteria to make our compost in just 6 weeks! Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Ltd August 2013 Slide 32 Control Room Fact: The operators who work in here work 12 hour shifts. There are over 1,000 pieces of machinery that have to be looked after all of the time, so it is manned 24 hours a day, 365 days a year even Christmas day! Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Ltd August 2013 Slide 33 All those machines, people and energy to sort out the waste. This is because some people dont sort at home! We know that lots of you do sort out your waste at home, so lets take a look at what happens when you do. MRFs full name is Materials Recovery Facility. All of your materials that you put into your recycle bins and boxes come to his section. Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Ltd August 2013 Slide 34 Inside of MRF Plastic bottles, Steel, Aluminium and Glass are sorted into different piles by machines and people. Paper and cardboard are baled separately. Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Ltd August 2013 Slide 35 Optical Polysorters Fact: Sorts out plastic bottles by shining light on them to see how see through they are. Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Ltd August 2013 Slide 36 Question: Which science word means that a material is see-through?: Transparent Translucent Opaque Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Ltd August 2013 Slide 37 Question: Which science word means that a material is not see-through?: Transparent Translucent Opaque Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Ltd August 2013 Slide 38 Question: Which science word means that a material lets let shine partly through?: Transparent Translucent Opaque Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Ltd August 2013 Slide 39 Baler Fact: Once the materials have been sorted out, they are baled and sent away to different factories to be recycled. Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Ltd August 2013 Slide 40 When you came to visit, did you see how much quicker, easier and cleaner it is if you sort out your recycling at home? We can all help to save precious natural resources like trees and crude oil when we do the 3 Rubbish R words. Can you remember them? Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Ltd August 2013 Slide 41 R_________ - use less rubbish by buying one big cereal box instead of lots of small ones. R_________ - use something again, filling up a bottle with more water. R_________ - turn something old into something new using energy, like when plastic bottles are melted to make new ones. educe euse ecycle The 3 Rubbish R-words: Global Renewables La

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