EnvironMental and E= mc^2 teams visit Bywaters MRF recycling plant in Bow

As part of the Green Mary Workbook, the International Office have written a short blog about their visit to the Bywaters MRF recycling plant.

This was our first visit to the recycling plant and we couldn’t be more impressed with their facilities and a quiet urban set up next to the Lea River. In fact, no one on the outside could be aware of the noise made by impressive machines which separate dry recyclables efficiently through the number of tunnels dedicated to sorting out various materials.

Bywaters have signed a contract with QMUL on 1st March and will be getting involved with some of our campus dry recycling. Dry recyclables is the modern description of waste that is free from contaminants such as construction, food or garden waste. Leaving clean materials such as paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, drinks cans and glass bottles to be sorted, recycled and turned into new products. The latest thing in recycling we are told is making biofuels out of used coffee beans! It was a great learning experience and we will be implementing the latest recycling tips first chance we get!

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