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Waste Not, Want Not

How Non-Recyclable Rubbish From Your Home is Turned into Energy

Lesson Info

Thu 12 October, 2023 • 1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Follow the journey of your non-recyclable waste from curb-side collection to the state of the art facility in Bristol where it is transformed into energy! From electric bin lorries to the scientific processes involved in separating the materials you will learn from SUEZ's STEM experts how they create energy from waste in a bid to help protect our planet!

Curriculum Focus

Materials, Renewable Energy, Combustion

Learning Objectives

  • See how refuse is transported around the city
  • Learn what happens when rubbish arrives at the centre
  • Understand the combustion triangle
  • Discover how metals are sorted
  • Find out how rubbish is turned into energy

Lesson Outline

We will be joined by experts at the state of the art facility operated by SUEZ, where they will guide us through the process from waste to energy!
During our time in Bristol, teaching will be put into a real-life context through exciting demos, recordings and animated infographics.
The lesson itself will follow our presenter Sally-Ann Spence, as she explores the journey of our waste, from putting it in the bin at home, right the way through to its arrival at the facility, learning all about its transformation into energy along the way.


Some of the expert speakers from the lesson will join us at the end for a 10 minute panel to answer some of Sally-Ann’s burning questions.

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