Staff at Horncastle’s Polypipe factory threw open their doors to teach local primary school pupils about the importance of recycling.
180 pupils, aged between five and seven, from Horncastle County Primary School visited the site based on the Boston Road Industrial Estate, to learn about the different ways that plastic can be re-used.
Staff members were on hand to explain the fundamentals of recycling using their expert knowledge.
They also undertook a factory tour to see some of the products being manufactured from recycled plastics.
As well as receiving their own small section of pipe from their visit, each pupil was also issued with their own high-visibility vest to take home, providing them with a reminder of their visit and also help improve their safety on the way to and from school.
Teacher Mrs Adams said: “This has been a great opportunity for our pupils to learn more about recycling, and we’re grateful to the team at Polypipe for making the visit possible.
“By giving them an early understanding of recycling and environmental issues in such a unique way, I hope they have picked up some good habits, while considering their impact on the wider environment.”
Operations Director at Polypipe John Bush said: “As well as being passionate about the products we make, we’re also keen to play a leading role in the local community and ensure that we work towards minimising our impact on the environment.”