Primary schools participate in Green Pak’s initiative
More than 3,000kg of recyclable waste, including plastic and paper, was collected from primary schools in a collective effort to recycle more and create awareness about the importance of waste separation. Organised by Green Pak Coop Society, the schools’ campaign ‘Nirriċiklaw l-Iskart’ ran for six weeks.
Around 2,070 students from nine primary schools – St Benedict College Gudja Primary, St Benedict College Mqabba Primary, St Ignatius College Luqa Primary, St Thomas More College Żejtun Primary A, St Margaret College Żabbar Primary A, St Benedict College Safi Primary, St Thomas More Fgura Primary B, St Theresa College St Venera Primary and St Benedict College Żurrieq Primary – participated.
St Benedict College Gudja Primary, with the smallest number of children, just 60 pupils, collected the largest amount of waste, 980kg. The school will be presented with the Green Dot ‘Committed to Recycle’ award.
St Benedict College Mqabba Primary, which collected 540kg, placed second, followed by St Ignatius College Luqa Primary with 166kg.
Students were provided with Green Pak’s recycling bags to collect the recyclable material. They also had the opportunity to observe the complete recycling process at the Greenstar recycling facility in Mqabba.
During the collection phase from each school, Green Pak’s mascot, Green Gary, entertained the students.
All participating students were presented with stationery made from recycled material, while a certificate was presented to the head of each school.
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