Con­vil­le youth se­ri­ous a­bout re­cy­cling

George Herald - - IN FOCUS | IN FOKUS -

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.

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