'Wheelie bins will have a positive impact', Darlington Soroptimists told (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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'Wheelie bins will have a positive impact', Darlington Soroptimists told
PHILLIPPA Scrafton was the speaker at the most recent meeting of the Darlington branch of Soroptimist International.
As management officer for waste minimalisation and recycling for Darlington Borough Council, her job is to encourage the public to reduce, reuse and recycle.
A club spokeswoman said: “She gave a fascinating insight into the technology which separates domestic refuse into metals, plastics and plastic bags which can then be recycled.
“The biodegradable materials which have been broken down are converted into pellets to be used as biomass fuel.
“Only hazardous waste is put into landfill now and each year, the percentage of household waste which is recycled is increasing.
“Mrs Scrafton assured the club that the wheeled bins which will soon be in use throughout Darlington will have several advantages.”
Aileen Little gave a vote of thanks. Jean Jackson was then presented with a long service award, having been a member of the club for 35 years.
For more information about the club, visit sigbi.org/darlington