GreenPak’s ‘Nir­riċikla għall-Ist­rina’ now in­cludes busi­ness and so­cial or­gan­i­sa­tions

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

GreenPak’s pop­u­lar ‘Nirri­cikla għall-Ist­rina’ cam­paign is invit­ing the busi­ness com­mu­nity and so­cial or­gan­i­sa­tions to ac­tively be part of this na­tional char­ity ini­tia­tive. The ex­ten­sion of the re­cy­cling-char­ity cam­paign was of­fi­cially launched at San An­ton Palace, Ħ’At­tard, in the pres­ence of The Pres­i­dent of Malta, Marie Louise Coleiro Preca and the Min­is­ter for Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment, the En­vi­ron­ment and Cli­mate Change, José Her­rera.

Dur­ing her ad­dress, GreenPak’s Se­nior Man­ager Ms Denise Brin­cat said that the cam­paign is now calling for pri­vate com­pa­nies and so­cial es­tab­lish­ments to ex­tend their re­cy­cling re­spon­si­bil­i­ties and to urge their clients and pa­trons to col­lect plas­tic caps for l-Ist­rina at their premises.

When asked about the slo­gan of the cam­paign ‘Kull tapp jgħodd’ (ev­ery cap counts), Brin­cat ex­plained: “Ev­ery plas­tic cap be­ing re­cy­cled by GreenPak means one less cap be­ing de­posited in Malta’s land­fills. On top of that, it also means a big­ger con­tri­bu­tion to­wards l-Ist­rina char­ity fund. We know that the busi­ness com­mu­nity in Malta wants to do the right thing, and we want to give them easy ways how to do that. By fo­cus­ing on com­monly used prod­ucts and pro­vid­ing a sus­tain­able means to en­sure that it is re­cy­cled, we are hop­ing to help con­tinue in­spire a re­cy­cling men­tal­ity.”

Par­tic­i­pa­tion is open to all com­pa­nies, bars, clubs and restau­rants. GreenPak is dis­tribut­ing leaflets con­tain­ing in­for­ma­tion about the cam­paign. In­ter­ested com­pa­nies and es­tab­lish­ments can ap­ply us­ing the leaflet. Do­na­tions vary from €25 to €100. All pro­ceeds col­lected will go straight to the Malta Com­mu­nity Chest Fund.

GreenPak is pro­vid­ing or­gan­i­sa­tions with sacks to col­lect the plas­tic caps and is pro­vid­ing col­lec­tion ser­vices. The pub­lic is en­cour­aged to sup­port these or­gan­i­sa­tions which will be iden­ti­fied by an of­fi­cial GreenPak ‘Nir­riċikla għall-Ist­rina’ sticker af­fixed at their premises, in­di­cat­ing that the es­tab­lish­ment is par­tic­i­pat­ing in the cam­paign and ac­cept­ing plas­tic caps from the pub­lic.

The com­pany or es­tab­lish­ment that col­lects the high­est amount of plas­tic caps will be pre­sented a tro­phy by The Pres­i­dent of Malta, Marie Louise Coleiro Preca.

Wa­ter plas­tic bot­tle caps, soft drink plas­tic bot­tle caps, jerry can plas­tic bot­tle caps and other plas­tic caps which do not have card­board or foil un­der­neath are all ac­cepted.

In the past months, GreenPak’s ed­u­ca­tors, along with GreenPak’s mas­cot, Green Gary, vis­ited var­i­ous schools ex­plain­ing the scope of “Nir­riċkla għall-Ist­rina” whilst help­ing in­still an ap­pre­ci­a­tion of the im­por­tance of re­cy­cling. All par­tic­i­pants will be pro­vided with a Par­tic­i­pa­tion Cer­tifi­cate at the end of the 2016 cam­paign.

In­ter­ested com­pa­nies, bars, restau­rants and clubs are be­ing in­vited to reg­is­ter their par­tic­i­pa­tion by email­ing char­lene@greenpak.com.mt. Sub­ject of email should read “Nir­riċikla għall-Ist­rina 2016”. Al­ter­na­tively, one can call GreenPak Coop So­ci­ety on tel: 2166 1081, or visit www.greenpak.com.mt for more in­for­ma­tion.

GreenPak’s Se­nior Man­ager Denise Brin­cat (first from right) show­ing to the Pres­i­dent of Malta Marie Louise Co­le­rio Preca and the En­vi­ron­ment Min­is­ter José Her­rera the var­i­ous plas­tic caps be­ing col­lected for the ‘Nir­riċikla għal­lIst­rina’ cam­paign

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