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Children raise waste separation awareness

Children from Skola Sajf talking to passers-by about waste management.

Children from Skola Sajf talking to passers-by about waste management.

Wasteserv Malta Ltd recently concluded its busy Skola Sajf schedule with a series of hands-on experiences, during which 70 children from four schools visited open markets in their locality to persuade the public about the importance of waste separation. Wasteserv has participated actively in Skola Sajf, with 162 sessions conducted in 44 schools over the past eight weeks.

During this activity, feedback from the public has been positive, with people showing a keen interest and thanking the children for discussing waste - why and how to separate waste by making use of bring-in sites and the Recycle Tuesdays scheme. One passer-by, for example, commented on the importance of educating the public so that children would be able to live in a clean environment.

Children were given stickers and brochures to distribute, together with a Wasteserv cap. Children from Floriana conducted the activity at City Gate, while children from Żebbuġ, Paola and Marsaxlokk carried it out at the open market. They were accompanied and supervised by teachers and Wasteserv representatives.

Wasteserv CEO Vince Magri said that Wasteserv had always emphasised face-to-face communication to reach the public, and to date the company reached over 50,000 households through the European Social Fund project.

"Results are encouraging and we now have to work even harder to consolidate and build on our success. Having children passing on what they learn to other people is also a great way to continue raising awareness, which ultimately benefits the environment and society," he said.

For more information, visit www.wasteservmalta.com or call freephone 8007 2200.

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