Porirua schools turn fo­cus to re­cy­cling

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION/NEWS -

Pupils at five Porirua pri­mary schools have been bring­ing more than just their own wa­ter bot­tle to school in re­cent weeks.

They have been col­lect­ing plas­tic drink bot­tles from home and friends and adding them to the ever-grow­ing stacks of bot­tles at school. Holy Fam­ily School, Windley School, Corinna School, Pare­mata School and Can­nons Creek Op­por­tu­nity Cen­tre are par­tic­i­pat­ing in an in­no­va­tive pro­gramme called Re­cy­cling Cir­cle.

Pupils learn about the huge mass of plas­tic bot­tles pro­duced and thrown away each day, and then as well as be­ing en­cour­aged to re­use them, are pro­vided with a prac­ti­cal ex­am­ple of how the bot­tles can be re­cy­cled.

Each school will be pre­sented with a large plaque – made from re­cy­cled bot­tles – bear­ing the school name and thank­ing them for their par­tic­i­pa­tion.

The pro­gramme is run by Con­ser­va­tion Vol­un­teers New Zealand in part­ner­ship with Keep New Zealand Beau­ti­ful and funded by the Coca Cola Foun­da­tion.

The schools get the chance for a Con­ser­va­tion Vol­un­teers team visit and help with a project.

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