The famous Doctor Who TARDIS is the star attraction at a family open day looking at green issues.   ‘A journey through time and waste’ is the environmental theme for the event at the Southport Eco Centre on Saturday, November 24.   People of all ages are invited to find out how they can do more to help the planet as part of European Waste Reduction Week.   Although we have made great strides in waste prevention over the last few years, still around half a million tonnes of waste goes to landfill in Merseyside every year.   As well as the chance to visit the TARDIS, the event includes eco focussed stalls, children’s fun and games and a dance mat. Young people can also design their own Doctor Who ‘Eco Villain.’   Darren Lloyd, Eco Centre Teacher, said: “We hope the iconic presence of the TARDIS will attract more families to engage with us and hopefully encourage more people to get involved in spreading the message of the importance of waste prevention.   “We are trying to find new and creative ways to inspire communities to take simple actions in everyday life to help contribute to waste reduction efforts and make a positive change for the future.”   The event runs from 10am till 4pm on Saturday, November 24, at the Eco Centre, The Esplanade, at the Southport Park and Ride site (PR8 1RR).

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