On Monday, 10 members of our school eco-council visited the 'RERF' (Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility) in Leeds. It was a fascinating visit and we all learned lots, for example, we discovered the building has over 111,000 plants growing on its 'living wall'. We learned how the facility processes all of the waste from the city's household waste bins to separate out any recyclable materials and then burns the remainder to generate electricity for 22,000 homes in the area. Even the ash left behind is used as aggregate for road building projects! Thank you to Helen and Gush at the RERF for hosting us, and local councillors Mark Dobson and Suzanne McCormack for attending with us and arranging the visit.