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Heap of trouble

This imaginative display, supported by the Environment Agency and Cory Environmental, is filled with rubbish to highlight ways we can all reduce, re-use and recycle waste.

The initial concept sprang from a BBC1 landmark project called, ‘A Land Worth Loving’. The programme, which aired in 2002, took a long, hard look at the quality of life in Britain today. Some might consider taking a month’s rubbish collected from one Bristol family and displaying it in a mini-landfill site at the Zoo is similar to airing their dirty laundry. Nevertheless, visitors to the Zoo can now witness, through a glass front, just how slowly rubbish rots.


Reduce, reuse, recycle

This mini landfill is part of a new exhibit, which shows our visitors the scale of waste-disposal and, hopefully, encourages them to reduce, re-use and recycle. The recycling gallery shows how small changes can make a big difference. There’s also an interactive programme, which offers a game, quiz or information about the three Rs.

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