Child and youth centre recycling project sees Greytown go green

2019-03-06 06:00
PHoTO: andile sitholeSokalisa Buthelezi (left) and Michael Mzobe at the recycling site.

PHoTO: andile sitholeSokalisa Buthelezi (left) and Michael Mzobe at the recycling site.

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KEEPING the environment clean is regarded as one of the fundamentals in avoiding air pollution.

In a bid to heed to the call made by the Department of Environmental Affairs to keep the environment clean, the Greytown Child and Youth Care Centre has been the driving force behind a recycling project since its inception in 2015.

Team leader Michael Mzolo said the aim of the project is to raise funds for the centre, keep the environment clean, and educate the community about environmental preservation.

The dedicated team at the centre collect newspaper and plastic bottles from local churches. They also collect plastics that could potentially damage the environment and keep them at the recycling site at the centre premises.

“Once all the stuff is collected, we transport it to the Greytown recycling company. All the funds generated from the project come back to the centre.

“We also have people coming in to drop in their stuff at the centre. We transport the recycling to the recycling company on Mondays and Tuesdays,” said Mzolo.

The centre aims to roll out this project in all wards of Umvoti Municipality.

Pieter Swanepoel of the centre urged the community to drop off items that can be used for recycling.

“This is a way of fundraising for us and caring for the environment. We encourage the residents to come and drop in their recyclable waste at the centre anytime. They can use gate number one at the centre.

“We also teach the children at the centre about safety training to help keep the environment clean,” Swanepoel said.

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