Durban schools rewarded in recycling competition

2016-01-12 06:00
First prize winner – Kloof Senior Primary - total tonnage recycled: 17 542 tons. Photos: supplied

First prize winner – Kloof Senior Primary - total tonnage recycled: 17 542 tons. Photos: supplied

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TO instil a culture of recycling, the Ronnie Recycler Programme enables schools to raise funds while educating pupils about environmental awareness.

Worx PRO Chantal Riley says Mpact Recycling awarded R140 000 in prizes to 34 schools around the country in their Ronnie Recycler Schools Competition prize giving. Nursery, primary and high schools that registered with Mpact Recycling in Gauteng, Pretoria, Durban, Richards Bay and Cape Town were given the opportunity to compete.

“Schools were required to register with Mpact Recycling and to have supplied Mpact Recycling with a minimum of 8 000 kilograms of paper between 2 June and 2 October, 2015.

“Each of the seven regions had a prize allocation of R20 000 and the schools collecting the most amount of paper in their area were declared the winners, receiving a prize valued at R10 000, with their green ambassador and green student being awarded R1 000 cash each. The remaining funds were shared between the other top achieving schools according to the amount of paper collected.”

Mpact Recycling managing director John Hunt said: “The competition, which was launched last year, encourages pupils to be environmentally aware, and educate them about how important it is to recycle paper. Each year Mpact collects around 450 000 tons of paper for recycling, which also means there is less paper going into landfills.”

The top schools in each area in KwaZulu-Natal were Kloof Senior Primary, Atholl Heights Primary, La Lucia Junior Primary, Chelsea Prep - Chelsea Campus, Gelofte, Morningside Primary and Virginia Prep.

If you would like your school to become involved in the recycling programme, contact Mpact Recycling’s toll-free number - 0800 022 112 or visit for more information. - Supplied.

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