An upcoming lecture, organised by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) will consider how waste is converted and utilised by crops by replacing chemical fertilisers with compost produced from waste, locking carbon into the land and without producing any greenhouse gases.
At Christmas, we send twice as much “waste” to landfill than at any other time of the year.
With landfill costs rising steeply, waste producers and collectors are actively seeking alternatives. There is enough farm and forestry land in the UK to recycle approximately 200 million tonnes a year in a safe and productive way, lowering our carbon footprint.
This presentation from Land Network will explain how their innovative methods are helping farmers across the UK and beyond to utilise compost made from waste while helping towards reducing our carbon footprint.
Ray Lewington, Chairman of IET’s Swindon Local Network said: “We all have a duty to reduce waste and I am encouraged by current innovative initiatives that reduce our waste burden.
"I hope our future generations can understand the importance of looking after our environment. As such, I would encourage young people from our various secondary schools to come along and learn about reducing the waste burden in the real world.”
The IET is helping to plug the shortage of future engineers and technologists by working with schools to show young people the benefits of STEM careers.
The lecture takes place at Swindon – Phoenix New College, New College Drive, Queens Drive, Swindon, SN3 1AH on 10th December 2013 – 18:30-20:30
In order that the IET can plan for the event, please register for the event.
The IET engages with thousands of schools across the UK helping young people and teachers to get excited about engineering and STEM generally.
The IET grants Chartered Engineer, Incorporated Engineer, ICT Technician and Engineering Technician designations.
For more information, visit, IET Swindon
Download Swindon Events Programme booklet for 2013-14.
Download Poster for reducing the waste burden.