Superhero encourages children in West Cheshire to recycle
25 January 2016ZAP the superhero kicked off his tour of West Cheshire with a visit to Chester’s Saighton Primary School.
Excited school children learned all about Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) recycling from ZAP Recycling Awareness Officer Liz Ellis.
Each year in the UK, people dispose over 1.2 million tonnes of WEEE, the equivalent to 150,000 double decker buses. Of that amount only a fraction is recycled. WEEE contains valuable materials such as metal, glass, plastics and ceramics that can be recycled; some even contain precious metals such as Gold and Silver.
Primary schools throughout the borough have received assembly packs which can be used by the schools to share this important recycling message.
Councillor Mark Henesy, Cabinet Member for Environment and Community, said: “It is important to educate children to recycle more as they will then encourage their parent to recycle.
“The children have been encouraged to inspire their parents into recycling their old WEEE items such as washing machines and fridge freezers at one of the seven Household Waste Recycling Centres in Cheshire.”
Saighton Primary School pupils Alicia Wright, Alisha Buckley, Poppy Taylor, Eva Prince, Corben Prince, Sid Campbell and Beau Campbell with ZAP the WEEE superhero.