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Join us this summer for our sustainability spectacular!

A completely utterly incredibly absolutely, gobsmackingly, amazing exhibition that is 100% TOTAL UTTER TRASH.

We will be turning the world of waste on its head. From plastic and technology to water and even POO! We’ll be revolutionising our rubbish and learning to…

LOVE IT FOR LONGER!

 

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WASTELAND

Our food zone is a geodome made from wind damaged trees. Spot giant food sculptures and share your top tips and creative ideas for reducing food waste.

Growing food puts lots and lots of pressure on the environment as wildlife habitats are often cleared to make space to grow food. We’re massive fans of only eating food that is certified as sustainably grown (i.e. palm oil) but another amazing way to help the environment is by only buying what you really need and NEVER wasting food.

The zoo has long championed consuming food which is certified only as sustainably grown, but its experts say another way to help the environment is through people only buying what they really need. Our team will be on hand throughout the exhibition to show you how to get the most out of food you might usually throw away and we’ll be giving some masterclasses on growing your own food in a sustainable way.

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JUNK YARD 

Where junk goes to be reborn. Find all kinds of ways to turn your junk in to jewels, things that you’ll treasure for years to come. Upcycling, reimagining but most of all having fun.

SYMPHONIC RAIN

Our fantastical sculpture uses rain water to make music! Our team will be there to share their tips and to inspire all of us to think of brand new ways to keep water moving to achieve the most incredible and beautiful things.

POOTOPIA

We’ll show you a pooey transformation right before your very eyes. Ways to use animal waste and incredible ideas for how the smelly stuff can be loved for longer!

PLASTICS GARDEN

We’ve been saving up all of the plastic bottles we can find and have found some plastic bag off cuts from a factory up the road. We’ve transformed these things into a beautiful garden and we hope that you’ll help us to add to it as the summer goes on!

HAND-ME-DOWN MAZE

We’ve created a massive maze of fabrics that would normally have been thrown away. Get lost amongst the thrown away fabric and figure out ways we can upcycle, re-love second-hand stuff and choose different materials that are much more recyclable. Good luck getting to the end!

POWER PLANT

We’ve all got unused computers, tablets, phones and game consoles lying around the house. But what can we do with them? Take a look inside our inflatable forest (made from old tents that have been thrown away) and you’ll be able to hop on to our exercise bikes and power up the old technology that we’ve found.

ZERO WASTE ZOO

At Chester Zoo we’ve made a BIG commitment. We’re working to become a ZERO WASTE ZOO by   2030!

So, we’re looking at all of the waste we produce and we’re THINKING DIFFERENTLY about it. We’re REMOVING single use items from our supply chain, being SMARTER about what we buy and trying to figure out how we can LOVE EVERYTHING FOR LONGER,

HOW GREEN ARE YOU?

Are you a Recycling Rookie, or a Climate Champion?

 

As part of our summer sustainability spectacular, Love it for Longer, we’ve created an interactive quiz. Take our totally utterly GARBAGE quiz and discover plenty of facts, tips and inspiration on how you can become even more sustainable!

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We look forward to WELCOMING you safely to the zoo!

LOVE IT FOR LONGER WORKSHOPS

Join us for a summer of SUSTAINABLE events!

Our daily workshops will inspire the whole family, ranging from interactive story times and science shows to resourceful art projects and being more creative with food!

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MEET OUR ECO-ARTIST!

Create unusual, practical and decorative things from waste..

Sarah Turner will be joining our fantastic event line up this summer to educate and interact with our visitors by encouraging them to think twice before throwing out their rubbish.

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