Chinese government delegates visit Potters Bar

COMPOSTING, recycling and waste disposal were the topics of discussion when a delegation from China visited Potters Bar.

The town’s waste depot played host to a group of around 25 government officials and academics from the far eastern country on Friday.

Staff at the facility, which is operated by Hertsmere Borough Council, also discussed health and safety in the workplace with their visitors, who travelled to the UK from Chongqing, in south western China.

It is now hoped the delegates will take some of the information they have gathered back to their own country, which has a massive problem with pollution and landfill.

Cllr Jean Heywood, environment portfolio holder, said: “This is the first time we have hosted such a trip and it is a great honour for us.

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“I hope the delegates found it useful – it was a privilege to have them as our guests.”

As well as the waste depot, which can be found in Cranborne Road, the group visited the newly-opened composting facility, operated by Agrivert, in Blackhorse Lane, South Mimms.

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The trip was organised by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.

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