Londoners get a chance to tour Veolia's Southwark facility

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Visitors can learn about recycling and where their waste ends up

Londoners will get a chance to see a rare glimpse inside Veolia’s Southwark Integrated Waste Management Facility (IWMF) as part of the Open House London event.

The annual event allows public access to over 800 buildings in the city including the IWMF, which was selected last year to launch the UK government’s Environment Strategy and also welcomed HRH The Prince of Wales for the Waste to Wealth Summit.

Veolia’s Wonder Day, held on 21 September, often attracts hundreds of recyclers through its door with visitors able to learn about the recycling process and where their waste ends up.

This year’s guided tours will run every 20 minutes on a first come first serve basis.

Visitors will be offered a variety of free sustainable activities including turning unwanted household items into musical instruments with the Junk Orchestra, upcycling workshops, getting their bikes repaired by Community Cycleworks.

Julie Angulo, general manager for Veolia Southwark, said: “The public are more invested in recycling than ever before, and we’re really pleased to see an increase in recycling awareness among Londoners.

“Wonder Day is one of our favourite days of the year, as it allows us to show off the hard work of our teams, and assure people that recycling is worth the effort.”

There will also be a bouncy castle, children’s games and food stalls.

Open House London takes place on 21-22 September.


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