YOUNGSTERS will get an insight into the workings of a mill and how it deals with its waste when they visit a site in Haslingden.

Year Six pupils from St Mary's and St Joseph's, in Blackburn, will take a trip to JH Birtwistle's in Grane Road, on Friday, to see for themselves how the mill deals with its waste as part of a project run by the Groundwork Trust.

The Greenlink Project -- sponsored by the Ready Made Concrete Group -- aims to help children make more responsible environmental decisions in their future adult lives and careers.

During the visit the children will be shown how cotton is woven into sheets of materials, using a variety of different patterns, as well as how the mill deals with waste such as cardboard and plastic.

They will also have the chance to quiz the mill's recycling boss on important issues.

Samantha Blackley, quality and environmental representative for JH Birtwistle, said: "It is important for the younger generation to understand the environmental impact of a company's activities and by showing them how we recycle, reduce and re-use waste, businesses can improve profits while reducing their effect on the environment."

Sheridan Hilton from Groundwork Blackburn, said the projects are a fun way of getting the children in local industry.