COCA-COLA Enterprises (CCE) has boosted its bid to give something back to the local community with a brand new education centre at Hemswell’s Continuum Recycling near Gainsborough.
The huge plant boasts the world’s largest plastic bottle reprocessing facility and is a joint venture between the drinks giant and local recycling firm ECO Plastics.
Students from Cordeaux School in Louth were the first to visit the new education centre and take part in a factory tour and interactive classroom session.
The centre aims to host more than 200 visits per year, reaching in excess of 4,000 students from local secondary schools, colleges and universities.
Visitors to the education centre will get subject related insight into the recycling production process alongside a guided tour of the factory floor.
It is run by a General Teaching Council registered teacher, employed full-time by CCE, and supports learning on a variety of subjects, including business studies, science, ICT, engineering, and design technology.
“We are committed to playing a positive role in the communities in which we operate, and one of the best ways to achieve this is by opening up our sites to support the work of educators,” said CCE managing director Simon Baldry.
“Our education centres offer students valuable insight into the world of business, allowing them to make connections between what they learn in the classroom and real-life modern manufacturing practices.”
“Modules taught at Continuum Recycling, as at all of our education centres, link directly to the national curriculum. We look forward to welcoming secondary and further education students to this state of the art facility to experience the site and learn more about the recycling production process.”