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Xavier College Year 9 students discover where our recycled materials go

On Tuesday 27 February, I was privileged enough to be part of the sustainability excursion to the ‘Rethink’ Education Centre’, located at the Recycling Material Recovery Facility in Bellfield. At ‘Rethink’, recycling is sent from a number of local councils and sorted into different materials that can be reprocessed and reused. We learnt about the resources we take from the earth to create packaging; oil is used to make plastic, bauxite for aluminium, iron ore for steel cans, sand for glass and trees for making paper and cardboard. We were given a tour of the facility. Everybody was waiting for this moment.