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Repak Launches New Recycling Awareness School Programme

Published on Mar 28 2017 10:32 AM

Repak Launches New Recycling Awareness School Programme

Repak ‘launched its 'Recycle and Change for the Better’ schools programme at O’Connell CBS Primary School, Drumcondra yesterday (27 March.)

The programme is designed to educate students about the benefits of recycling and to encourage best 'recycling practices in response to the rising levels of recycling bin contamination in Ireland.'

Speaking at the launch Seamus Clancy, CEO of Repak said, It is widely expected that the EU will significantly increase the recycling targets to be achieved by 2025.

Given that 40% of what goes currently in our recycling bins is contaminated, we must act now. This educational programme is an investment in our future. Children are our future; they will help us reach our targets and change Ireland for the better.”

Each of the participating schools throughout the country will be issued with a pack containing an educational lesson plans, recycling quizzes, colouring sheets, fun facts and recycling projects relating to best recycling practices for glass, cardboard, plastic, as well as online material to download.

According to Denis Naughten, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, "How to recycle and what to recycle is something we probably all need to work harder on.  Education is key to this and if every child here today brings home the message of any of the engaging characters that form part of this Programme, it will be a good start.  I would like to thank Repak for taking this initiative and wish them the best with the roll out”. He added.

The school programme is being funded by Repak's 2,107 participating member companies.

© 2017 - Checkout Magazine by Donna Ahern

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