Student’s anaerobic digestion painting wins prize

By Laurence Gibbons

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Oliver Neale and his class will go on a tour of an anaerobic digestion plant after his design won a competition
Oliver Neale and his class will go on a tour of an anaerobic digestion plant after his design won a competition

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 A primary school student’s artwork depicting the role anaerobic digestion can play in turning food waste into renewable energy has won a competition and will now tour Yorkshire on the side of a truck.

Oliver Neale, a year five pupil from Tickhill Estfield Primary School in Doncaster, was selected from more than 1,000 entries to win the ‘ReDesign a ReFood Truck’ competition.

The competition was run by local food waste recycling firm ReFood in a bid to engage children with sustainability.

The design has been liveried on one of ReFood’s brand new dedicated collection vehicles, and will be driven across Yorkshire for all to see on its daily collection runs.

Neale was presented with £500 in book vouchers for his school and will take his class on a personal tour of ReFood’s anaerobic digestion plant in Doncaster.

Reduce leftovers

Laura Moffatt, regional sales manager at ReFood Doncaster, said: “We sent each school an education pack, designed to highlight the benefits by minimising food waste and to encourage pupils to consider how they can reduce the volume of leftovers that end up in the bin.

“With advice and engaging lesson plans, the pack will hopefully allow recycling to be included as part of the curriculum.

Providing food waste recycling services to schools and businesses across the county, ReFood turns food waste, such as peelings and leftovers, into renewable energy at its dedicated anaerobic digestion facility.

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