Fabian Demicoli

Bottles 4 Christmas campaign at Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary Naxxar

 Green MT recovers 44Million kilos of
recyclables
– Green MT, the National Waste
Packaging Compliance Scheme continues to foster public awareness campaign
across the education sector. In collaboration with Giovanni Curmi Higher
Secondary Students at Naxxar, with the help of the School's Green Teams, a campaign
to recover plastic bottles took place over the last three weeks. The aim was to
continue to further educate youths in respect to recycling.

Led by Ms Attard, Head of School, and
the enthusiastic Ms Pulis and Mr Stellini, and backed by Green MT Eco councilor
Romina Schembri an event was held yesterday to award those students who
recovered most plastic bottles and further to inaugurate a Christmas tree made
from these bottles. The 3 metre high tree was inaugurated by Parliamentary
Assistant Dr Stephen Spiteri and addresses were made by the Naxxar Mayor Dr
Maria Deguara and Mr Vincent Farrugia, Green Mt Chairman and GRTU Director
General. On this occasion Green MT also donated recycle bins to the school.

Whilst congratulating the students
for their achievements when they were receiving a number of vouchers as awards,
Mr Farrugia outlined that since inception, in July 2009 to end September 2012,
Green MT has recovered 44million kilos of separated recyclable waste. In itself
a feat, but further a remarkable feat when one realizes that all this
collection and recovery and final recycling is now being financed by the
business community.

Ms Attard thanked all the students
for their input into enrichment classes and looks forward to continued
cooperation with Green MT and the students so that waste separation at this
school remains the order of the day.

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