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Trident Park ERF Education Centre opens its doors

20th November 2015

Viridor’s Education & Visitor Centre at Trident Park Energy Recovery Facility, opened in June by the Welsh First Minister, has received its first visitors.

150 children have visited the Centre since the start of the school term with children from Ninian Park Primary and Thornhill Primary Schools, Cardiff, being some of the first through the door.

As well as learning about the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling, the children got to see first-hand how 350,000 tonnes of post-recycling waste, that would previously have gone to landfill, is transformed into enough vital renewable energy to power 50,000 homes each year.

The children got involved with the interactive exhibitions, hands-on models and audio visual exhibits, and utilised the fully equipped classroom with activities linked to the curriculum.

They also got to see inside the facility, including the control room.

As well as providing a unique on-site education experience, Viridor has been supporting outreach educational activities via Cardiff Council’s Really Rubbish Awards and the One Planet Schools Festival reaching over 200 children across Cardiff.

Viridor is currently supporting the Cardiff Council Ten Day Turn Down – an initiative to encourage schools to reduce energy consumption over ten days and design exciting ways to save energy.

Schools and community groups interested in visiting the Education & Visitor Centre should contact the Visitor Centre Manager – Ross Clifford

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