A superhero kicked off a tour of West Cheshire with a visit to Saighton Primary School.
Excited school children learned all about Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) recycling from ZAP, aka recycling awareness officer Liz Ellis.
Each year in the UK, people dispose over 1.2 million tonnes of WEEE, the equivalent to 150,000 double decker buses. Of that amount only a fraction is recycled. WEEE contains valuable materials such as metal, glass, plastics and ceramics that can be recycled; some even contain precious metals such as Gold and Silver.
Primary schools throughout the borough have received assembly packs which can be used by the schools to share this important recycling message.
Cabinet member for environment and community Councillor Mark Henesy said: “It is important to educate children to recycle more as they will then encourage their parent to recycle.
“The children have been encouraged to inspire their parents into recycling their old WEEE items such as washing machines and fridge freezers at one of the seven Household Waste Recycling Centres in Cheshire.”