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Northampton schoolchildren learn about recycling from Mick George Ltd.
Neil Johnson, Mick George Limited’s Waste and Technical Director, was invited by client and main contractor S. Dudley & Sons Ltd to give a talk to schoolchildren at the site of the £18m re-development of Northampton’s Sainsbury’s store.
Newport based Dudley’s arranged the day for the Year 5 pupils of nearby Lyncrest Primary School to help boost community relations and support the children’s summer term studies on the construction of the Olympic Stadium.
The group was supplied with personalised safety-wear carrying the school’s logo and disposable cameras to record their findings on a tour of the site. They heard first-hand all about the plans for the new superstore and how it was to be built. This included tutorials on site safety, the different roles of the contractors, what plant and machinery is needed and how materials are recycled throughout the project. The children even built recycled bird boxes as part of their insightful trip.
Neil Johnson explained to the youngsters how waste is carefully managed for all major build projects, how efficiently Mick George Ltd deals with site waste and how the company achieves maximum recycling rates for more sustainable building programmes.
“Neil explained clearly how the reduce, re-use, recycle concept applies in the construction industry and the children were certainly very interested in what he had to say. Strengthening community relations and schools initiatives are important to us here at Dudley’s and the support of suppliers like Mick George Ltd is greatly appreciated”, commented Liz Walton, Site Administrator for S. Dudley & Sons Ltd.