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Keeping it Clean
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In the run up to this year’s Narberth Food Festival, students from Pembrokeshire College were called upon to promote recycling – making this one of the cleanest food festivals to date.
Students from the extended diploma in business, along with travel and tourism students, prepared and made posters promoting recycling which were displayed throughout the event. Many students took this a step further by also attending the event to help ensure as much rubbish as possible went for recycling instead of landfill.
Colin Russell, Centre Manager for West Wales Biodiversity Information Centre, commented: “The Narberth Food Festival were delighted to work alongside students from Pembrokeshire College on our efforts to improve waste recycling at this year’s festival. The presence of the students during the festival helped to educate festival goers to recycle better and the improved signage, designed by the students, will also be used in the future to help us to continue to recycle better at future festivals.”
During the event the waste was broken down into the following categories for recycling; paper/cardboard, glass, hard plastic, cans/metal and food waste. Colin continued: “Saturday was the busiest day ever in our 14 years so the fact that we weren’t surrounded by piles of waste is a testament to the efforts and staying power of the students over the whole two days. Clearing down the site on Sunday evening, it was the tidiest I have seen it for years with all the waste contained in the bins provided by Pembrokeshire County Council.”