Mpact Recycling is looking for schools and communities to join its Ronnie Recycler programme in 2021, on the back-end of what can only be described as a difficult year for most individuals, schools and communities.
Further to this, and building on the success of its Schools Recycling Competition around the country for the last six years, Mpact Recycling honours schools that have exhibited the greatest commitment to the initiative and increased their paper recycling figures significantly every year.
Mpact Recycling communication manager, Donna-Mari Noble, says the competition, which runs from March to November every year, encourages nursery schools, primary schools and high schools in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape to collect as much recyclable paper, cardboard, cartons and packaging as possible.
“The schools are paid per tonne collected by Mpact Recycling, which they can then use to fund various school initiatives such as creating vegetable gardens, painting classrooms or buying books. This is over and above the prizes received from Mpact Recycling and their stationery partner, Butterfly Products.”
But why get your child and their school involved? Recycling starts from a young age and the youth know already what is good and bad for their environment. Over and above that it’s a chance for your school to raise funds and get some great prizes for the school; all while doing your bit for the environment.
“Did you know that in South Africa we sit with a crisis where our landfills are fast running out of space? Whilst recycling won’t solve this problem completely, it will reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. This could rather go into the recycling stream to be made into some new form of packaging such as a cardboard box that your next online delivery comes in,” says Noble.
Mpact Recycling congratulates all the schools that took part in the recycling programme across South Africa in 2020. Winners will be announced in January 2021. “We would like to see more schools join the programme. To those who are already part of the programme, please continue to grow your tonnages and help make South Africa a cleaner and healthier place to live,” concludes Noble.
Does your school want to get involved?
Simply visit Mpact Recycling’s website at www.mpactrecycling.co.za for more information; alternatively, follow us @MpactRecycling on social media or our WhatsApp line 060 462 4418
What types of paper and packaging can be recycled through the schools recycling programme?
- Cardboard boxes
- White paper like letters, printed and photocopying paper
- Cereal boxes
- Soap boxes
- School books
- Junk mail
- Milk and juice cartons (Tetra Pak)
Please note: Images were from last year’s campaign, before COVID-19 and social distancing measures.