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Local Pupils receive a first-class education in sustainability with Polypipe


Published by Construction1 for Polypipe in Environment and also in Communities, Education

Horncastle County Primary School students on their visit to Polypipe Horncastle County Primary School students on their visit to Polypipe

Staff from Polypipe have been helping pupils from Horncastle get a better understanding of recycling by opening the gates of the company’sHolmes Wayfactory for a unique guided tour.

180 pupils, aged between five and seven, fromHorncastleCountyPrimary School visited the facility, bringing plastic bottles along with them for the trip to learn more about the different ways that plastic can be re-used.

In order to support the pupils in their studies, members of staff from Polypipe were on hand to explain the fundamentals of recycling, using their expert knowledge of plastic products. The team also undertook a factory tour to see some of Polypipe’s products being manufactured from high quality recycled plastic material.

Polypipe prides itself on its high standard of raw materials and where standards allow, the company manufacture many of its products to incorporate recycled content including it’s Ridgidrain surface water drainage range and Ridgiduct cable protection systems, which offer specifiers proven structured wall products with reduced virgin plastic content, and no compromise in performance.


As well as receiving their own small section of pipe from their visit, each pupil was also issued with their own high-visibility vest to take home, providing them with a memento of their visit which will also improve their safety on the way to and from school.

Mrs Adams, a teacher from the school said: “This has been a great opportunity for our pupils to learn more about recycling, and we’re grateful to the team at Polypipe for making the visit possible. By giving them an early understanding of recycling and environmental issues in such a unique way, I hope that they have picked up some good habits, while considering their impact on the wider environment.”


John Bush, Operations Director for Polypipe Civils, Horncastle, added: “As well as being passionate about the products we make, we’re also keen to play a leading role in the local community and ensure that we work towards minimising our impact on the environment. It’s for these reasons that we were delighted to welcome the children ofHorncastleCountyPrimary Schoolto our site to learn more about recycling.

“The children were extremely interested in the subject, so hopefully they continue to think about recycling in their everyday lives.”

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