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Sita & Roseberry Primary School; svez environnement.

Roseberry Primary is a large school situated close to the centre of Billingham. Our school is currently working towards being recognised as an Eco-school, and as part of this we have set up recycling bags in every classroom for paper and the pupils have designed posters to raise awareness of recycling in school. Our next step is to educate the children about how to save energy in school.

It was decided that the Year 6 pupils would undertake the Design an Ad project. The children discussed the theme of recycling and learnt about the services that Sita provide for the general public.

They then agreed on what information needed to be included in the advert, and used pencils and felt pens to design an informative and eye-catching advert. A group of three or four children also used an Apple Mac computer and the program "Comic Life" to create a design.

SITAUK in the North East

SITAUK is one of the country's largest recycling and waste management companies.

It generates value from the nation's waste by treating it as a resource and delivering environmentally responsible treatment and disposal solutions aimed at reducing the impact on the environment.

SITAUK has been in the UK since 1988 and has grown to employ over 5,000 people, generating a turnover of some pounds 700m in 2007.

The company has a strong presence here in the north-east region where it has a number of key local authority collection and disposal contracts, and extensive industrial and commercial business, which together handle over 2m tonnes of materials.

To support this regional operation, SITAUK has more than forty disposal and treatment facilities, including three operational landfill sites, the Tees Valley energy-from-waste facility, eight transfer stations and over thirty Household Waste Recovery Centres.

The company's Tees Valley-based energy from-waste facility, which has been located at the Haverton Hill site since 1998, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week and processes 250,000 tonnes of the area's municipal waste each year.

Over ten years the plant has operated, nearly 2.3million tonnes of waste have been processed, resulting in the generation of over 1,275,000 megawatt hours of electricity.

The plant plays an important educational role by informing and explaining how it supports the waste management process and protects the local environment. Even wildlife and fauna benefit from the extensive nature reserve, including a pond, that the company has developed. And SITAUK also has strong links with INCA - the Industry Nature Conservation Association - which helps to manage the nature reserve.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Dec 10, 2008
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