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.”