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21,000 plastic bottles collected at beer festival

GreenPak and Żibel put collection bag up at Farsons Beer Festival

Over 21,000 plastic bottles and 2,000 caps were collected through a fun initiative by recycling cooperative GreenPak and environmental NGO Żibel at the Farsons Beer Festival.

With the support of the Farsons Foundation, GreenPak and Żibel came up with PlastiKAXXA – whereby patrons at the Beer Festival were able to dispose of their crushed plastic bottles and cups in seven containers made from re-used nets and wood that were dotted around the site.

A daily prize of €50 was awarded by GreenPak to lucky PlastiKAXXA participants – who scribbled their telephone number on the bottles – on each day of the 10-day Beer Festival, in an extension of the cooperative’s popular Crush & Win campaign which encourages the public to crush recyclable items before disposing of them responsibly.

Meanwhile, smaller containers were installed for the disposal of plastic caps that were collected for GreenPak’s Nirriċikla Għall Istrina Campaign, which last year raised over €20,000 for the Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation’s annual charity appeal.

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