Some 18 Scouts from the 1st Oswaldtwistle St. Pauls Scout Group took part in a tour of the plastic housewares manufacturer’s factory in Altham, to find out more about the process of making the storage boxes.
What More UK production manager Matt Hand, who led part of the tour, said: “We wanted to show the children how the items they use every day are created, teach them a bit of the science behind it, and also explain the importance of recycling.
“Before a tour of the machinery and factory, we showed them a video about the materials we use to create our new range of boxes: the Wham UPCYCLED box. This new range is a bit different as it’s made from items which would normally be thrown away or taken to landfill.
“The children were amazed by the size of our factory and were full of questions, which was wonderful. We tried to answer them all as thoroughly as possible. Hopefully they had a fab time and learned something too.”
What More UK gave UPCYCLED boxes to the scouts to help with storage at their HQ. Every child also received a small UPCYCLED box, a lunch box and a re-useable folding water bottle to take home,
Garry Ireland, operations director at What More UK, commented: “We don’t normally have children walking around the factory but we felt it was something really important to do. We want them to feel connected to local businesses, and be aware of where products come from and how they are created. We’re very proud to be based here in Altham and are always looking to support and engage with the community around us.”
1st Oswaldtwistle St. Pauls Scout Group with What More UK employees in the factory with their new boxes