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St. Kevin’s gives thumbs up to Viridor

January 4, 2012

Pupils at St. Kevin’s Primary School, Bargeddie, gave Viridor the thumbs up recently when they visited the local firm’s state-of-the-art materials recycling facility (MRF).  The pupils, from the school’s Eco-Committee, were visiting as part of their formal ‘Enterprise Partnership’ with the company and in support of their bid for their first Eco flag.


Viridor, which operates an advanced Recycling Hub incorporating Scotland’s most advanced automated materials recycling facility at Bargeddie, developed a formal ‘Enterprise Partnership’ with the school in 2009 and supports education around sustainability through the provision of in school education programmes, site visits, support for the annual community day and Christmas show.


Commenting on the visit, Mrs. Marlene Docherty Head Teacher at St. Kevin’s, said:


“Sustainability and environmental education are key themes at St. Kevin’s.  Working hard to engender positive attitudes to the environment locally, nationally and internationally is helped tremendously through our long-term partnership with Viridor.


“Our pupils are passionate recyclers and school visits by Viridor staff combined with visits to the impressive facility on our doorstep show the kids just what happens to their waste.”


Martin Grey, Viridor’s Scottish Communications Manager, added:


“As Scotland’s leading recycling, renewable energy and sustainable waste partner, Viridor has an active programme of working with schools and community groups across Bargeddie, Coatbridge and Lanarkshire. 


“Transforming waste into resources is what we do at our industry leading facilities, including our Bargeddie Recycling Hub which is attracting £10m of investment in advanced recycling infrastructure.  St. Kevin’s is a great school with a committed leadership team and motivated pupils.  From pupils delivering a speech to the Scottish Environment Minister to pupil visits and open days, we look forward to continuing our partnership on sustainability moving forward.”


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