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Drone shows off working MRF

The inner workings of a Suez MRF will be presented to a national TV audience on Sunday as part of a new Channel 4 documentary series.

The company’s facility in Avonmouth features in the two-part series, Hidden Britain by Drone, which is narrated by Sir Tony Robinson and is due to be broadcast at 8pm.

The programme takes viewers into places they would not normally be allowed to visit, and includes the construction site of aircraft carriers, the Port of London Gateway and a billionaire’s pad.

Film captured by remote controlled drones, flown by professional pilots, access harder-to-reach spots in a way that would be impossible using conventional technology.

Ben Johnson, senior external communications manager at Suez, said: “The drones were perfect for filming inside the MRF because they were able to fly over the machinery, giving viewers a glimpse of the inner workings, which are often obscured by the necessary protective guards.”

“We were really pleased that Channel 4 included a MRF because, while they are not deliberately hidden, they are a vital piece of national infrastructure that most people simply are not aware exists.

”Hopefully a spot-on prime-time national television programme will help more people to understand exactly what happens to their recycling once it leaves their doorsteps.”

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