Store gives eco lessons

Nrhn 271011 Year 5 children from Ripley Junior School visit the Midlands Co-operative foodstore in Ripley to see the Zero to Landfill Programme in action. Store Manager George O'Brien with colleague, Lynn Winfield and Teacher Jane Lowe and pupils (left to right) Hamson Geut, Maddie Nash, Alice North, Regan McDonagh and Ellie Mosley.
Nrhn 271011 Year 5 children from Ripley Junior School visit the Midlands Co-operative foodstore in Ripley to see the Zero to Landfill Programme in action. Store Manager George O'Brien with colleague, Lynn Winfield and Teacher Jane Lowe and pupils (left to right) Hamson Geut, Maddie Nash, Alice North, Regan McDonagh and Ellie Mosley.

Pupils from Ripley Junior School learned all about recycling at a nearby foodstore.

The Derby Road Co-op store is running a ‘zero to landfill’ initiative which aims to ensure all its waste is recycled.

The youngsters were provided with a quiz sheet to test their understanding of the process and were invited to enter a ‘design a poster’ competition based on the ‘zero to landfill’ programme.

In June the Midlands Co-operative Society announced that all of its 172 foodstores no longer send any food waste or packaging to landfill sites.

Manager of the Ripley Co-op, George O’ Brien, said: “I’m delighted to be able to share our success with the pupils and hope they found their visit both informative and fun. I look forward to judging the design a poster competition and plan to keep in touch with the school.”