7,274,833 plastic caps turnes into €15,000

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A record number of 7,274,833 plastic caps were gathered in less than two months from over 90 organisations across Malta and Gozo and deposited at GreenPak for recycling. The Helen Keller Resource Centre in Qrendi claimed the honour of being the highest contributor, with an average of 7,972 plastic caps per student. This collective effort led to the donation of a record €15,000 cheque presented by GreenPak Coop Society to the President of Malta, Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, during l-Istrina 2014.

GreenPak was presented with an official certificate from The Malta Records organisation in recognition for the record number of plastic caps collected in Malta.

Originally launched by GreenPak in November 2011, the 4th edition of Irriċkla għall-Istrina campaign saw the participation of primary schools and business organisations. GreenPak’s official waste educators, along with GreenPak’s mascot, Green Gary, visited various premises to supply recycling bags and explain the benefits of initiative.

Ing. Mario Schembri, GreenPak Coop Society CEO, said: “The overwhelming response is a clear indication that our sustainable recycling practices message is being well received not only by the younger generations but also from private organisations. This further encourages us to continue providing recycling opportunities in a responsible manner.”

GreenPak Coop Society is a MEPA authorised scheme and is a founding member of EXPRA, the European organisation promoting producer responsibility schemes internationally. GreenPak is also backed by PROEurope, an umbrella organisation of 35 national producer responsibility systems engaged in the selective collection and recycling of packaging waste.

For more information regarding GreenPak, including its waste collection scheme, bring-in-sites and other information one can visit the GreenPak website www.greenpak.com.mt or contact them on telephone: 2166 0233.

Monique Chambers

Monique started indulge in 2011 and has since created Indulge Me GIFT and Indulge Me FOOD and volume 1 of The Artists Directory - Malta. A marketing professional by trade, Monique's passion is to promote local talent and Malta in general. Free time is her biggest indulgence, when she can tinker in her craft room or the kitchen, or be selfish with a book, the sofa and good glass of wine (of course, wearing something beautiful and with freshly coiffed hair!)

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