Good gossip with friends for ladies at third Probus lunch

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There’s nothing like a good gossip, with friends old and new, and that is exactly what the ladies were up to at their third Probus Lunch; at The Roundabout Hotel on April 3rd.

Drinks in hand, raffle tickets purchased and a nice meal awaited them to be followed by a Speaker from Biffa on the subject of Household Waste.

Caroline Couch, from Biffa, had prepared a video presentation about which she proceeded to explain thoroughly; throughout the course of her talk.

For something which we are involved in daily it is surprising how little we know about the recycling process other than to put certain items into their designated bins.

During the next 45 minutes, this was to change as we answered the question, ‘What happens to my recycling?’

In brief it is delivered to Ford Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) via a network of transfer stations. It is then mechanically sorted and separated into individual material types, baled up then transported to re - processors for manufacturing into new goods and products. We then – guess what - start all over again!

There were many follow up questions, from interested ladies, and Caroline was warmly thanked by Vice President Jean Minter – thank you Caroline for such a succinct and professional presentation.

Our next meeting will be on the 1st May when, no doubt, we shall be royally entertained by our Speaker Gwen Cole on a reminiscent theme titled, ‘Memories Are Made of This.’

Report contributed by Russ Fry.