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Virtual festive session (adults): How to recycle right and reduce your waste during the festive season

Date: Monday 30th November, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm
Location: Manchester

Virtual festive session (adults)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year but over the festive period we create more rubbish that at any other time. One of our education officers will lead the interactive session with activities, films and top tips to find out about how to reduce waste and recycle right in Greater Manchester this Christmas.

Primarily aimed at adults but all ages are welcome!

A virtual tour of the Materials Recovery Facility

  • See how your plastic bottles are sorted using lasers
  • Find out how glass bottles and jars are given a clean using cyclones
  • Watch how we turn your aluminium drinks cans and foil into biscuits (not suitable for eating)

We will also share hints and tips about:

  • Wrapping paper, cards and packaging
  • Using up leftovers
  • Things you didn’t know you could recycle


Monday 30th November


7pm to 8.30pm

How to book

  • The event is open to Greater Manchester residents only (excluding Wigan).
  • We are using Microsoft Teams as our platform – we will send you a link and instructions on how to join.
  • Numbers for each event are limited. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Book your place by emailing

In your email, please include:

  • Your name
  • Contact telephone number
  • The council area you live in
  • The number of children attending and their ages (if applicable)

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