Second round of prizes for collectors of plastic bottles
The second draw of Wasteserv’s Collect and Win campaign was held at the Luqa Civic Amenity site, with prizes being awarded to five members of the public who deposited plastic bottles for recycling at the Civic Amenity sites. Draws are carried out in the presence of a notary.
The Collect and Win campaign allows members of the public depositing plastic beverage bottles at the Civic Amenity sites to enter a prize draw, held once every three months.
Winners of this second draw are Marika Bondin of Mqabba, Marija Borg of Victoria, Rosant Saliba of Żejtun, Phyllis Fenech of Birżebbuġa and Agnes Zammit of San Ġwann.
Prizes for this draw were two vouchers worth €500 each sponsored by Homemate, a weekend break and dinner for two at the Hilton and two vouchers of €50 each sponsored by The Point.
Wasteserv CEO Saviour Abela said: “Disposing of plastic bottles responsibly can make a significant positive impact on the number of bottles recycled rather than having these landfilled, while reducing drastically the amount of litter left behind in public spaces. We feel quite satisfied that the Collect and Win competition is proving to be so popular.”
For each deposit of 10 bottles, a ticket is entered into the lottery draw. Since the launch of the competition in August, over 16,000 tickets have been given out. This equates to 160,000 bottles having been collected which works out to be over 6,500 per week.
Due to high levels of bottled water consumption, plastic beverage bottles are one of the most common recyclable items disposed of in Malta. If they enter landfill, they are estimated to take 500 years to break down.
These items should be disposed of either at Bring In sites, Civic Amenity sites or in the home collection recycling bags. All bottles should be squashed as a space-saving measure.
The next draw will be held in three months’ time so those members of the public who wish to participate can start taking their plastic bottles to the nearest Civic Amenity site now. These sites are located in Ħal Far, Luqa, Magħtab, Mrieħel and Xewkija.