The WEBWalk, located at Friarton Recycling Centre provides an innovative interpretation centre for school and community groups.
Since the WEBWalk opened this unique facility has received upwards of 7000 visitors from school and community groups across Perth and Kinross eager to learn more about the Reduce, Reuse and Recycle message.
The WEBWalk is fully enclosed by a fence to ensure safety at the busy Recycling Centre. Community groups and schools can visit the site with a Waste Awareness Coordinator who will be able to illustrate the issues around waste and recycling and the solutions by use of illustrative displays and panels, and interactive games and activities.
Built out of reused and recycled materials, the interpretation centre provides views over Perth, the harbour, waste transfer station, weighbridge and the Recycling Centre. Visitors will be able to appreciate the full life cycle of waste and the problems with landfill, as well as the types of materials they can recycle, and their resulting products. Possible solutions to the problems of waste in Scotland are also investigated throughout the tour.
A visit to the interpretation centre can be adapted depending on the type of group, age (P3 and up), or areas of particular interest. Please let us know beforehand if your visit to the facility is being used to inform specific project or course work.
Primary school teachers are encouraged to utilise the specially developed age-specific work-sheets (pdf version at the bottom of this page) to aid pupils in revising key messages from their WEBWalk visit. To avoid paper waste, if your classroom has a SMART board, consider projecting the activity sheets and doing the exercises as a class.
To arrange a visit please contact the Customer Service Centre on 01738 476476 or WasteAwareness@pkc.gov.uk. Please download a
Webwalk Booking Form [40Kb] and a
risk assessment form [174Kb].
Waste or rubbish is what people throw away because they no longer want or need it.
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During your journey today we will look at resource efficiency and the problems with landfilling waste.
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The WEBWalk has been constructed from reused and recycled materials, including the plastic boardwalk!
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Waste is now seen as a resource. What avoidable valuable resources are we still sending to landfill?
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Craigie Primary looking down on the landfill site display.
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Standing on the edge of a landfill site, what materials could have been easily recycled?
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How long does it take for waste materials to break down in landfill and what is the environmental impact?
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How does increasing worldwide population affect natural resource use and waste creation?
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What natural resources do we use to make the materials we buy and throw away?
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WEBWalk Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) recycling display box.
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Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) can be easily recycled at all 9 Recycling Centres.
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Looking back: An earlier view from Friarton before the WEBWalk and Recycling Centre were built.
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Waste timeline: Humans have always produced waste from Neanderthal man to present day man.
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Evidence of 5000 year old landfill sites can still be found. What waste record are we leaving behind?
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An early 20th Century Cleansing Department vehicle working in Perth.
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The Scottish Government has set tough recycling targets for Council's to meet.
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Waste Composition Analysis: What's in your general waste bin?
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European recycling rates magnet game. How well is Scotland doing overall?
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The Waste Hierarchy: Placing these actions into the order of best environmental outcome.
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Composting at home is a good way to turn uncooked food waste into a valuable resource for your garden.
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The WEBWalk memory test spinning tyre game.
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WEBWalk Reduce Reuse Recycle word search game.
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Recycle section: Kerbside Recycling Scheme wheelie bins.
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An example of a Recycling Point on the WEBWalk. Learning about Recycling on the Go!
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Reuse section: a reconditioned bike from the Perth Bike Station (right). An example of Reuse in action!
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Dynamo electricity generating bicycle running a Scalextric in use on the WEBWalk.
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Viewing platform over Friarton Recycling Centre. What materials can you bring to a Recycling Centre?
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Reduce section: A good example of a household cupboard with items that produce less waste.
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A viewing platform over Friarton Depot waste operations.
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At the end of your visit today, we ask what future will we choose for Perth and Kinross?
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