Conville youth serious about recycling
Following a request from Conville Primary School for assistance to improve their waste management efforts, the school received eight wheelie bins clearly marked for recycling from George Municipality. This gesture ties in well with National Recycling Week (13 to19 September), which aims to create awareness about the importance of recycling.
George Municipality's Greenest Municipality Competition coordinator, Grace Notshokovu, said that in addition to the donation, the municipality also explained the importance of recycling and how to separate waste. "We also visited other schools to share the recycling message, which forms part of a larger programme to inform schools and community groups in this regard," said Notshokovu.
An educator at the school initiated the recycling project with the grade sixes, but the school decided to expand it to all the classes. "We want to teach children to recycle, that they can make money from it. Through these projects we can try and clean up the neighbourhoods," said the principal, Norten Scholtz. Councillor Marlene Barnardt, portfolio councillor for Environmental Services, encouraged learners to look for recyclable items and earn cash for their school.