In celebration of the annual Global Recycling Day on 18 March 2020, with the theme #Recycling Heroes 2020 for this year, the Recycle Namibia Forum (RNF) decided to highlight and award its top performing schools in the annual Schools Recycling Competition (SRC) with the same accolade – namely that of being Namibia’s own recycling heroes.
The results of the 2019/20 SRC indeed give good reason for celebration – with a total of 179 632 tons collected by the participating schools this year, compared to 132 tons last year. It comes as no surprise that paper made up the majority of the volume – given the nature of school work - followed by glass, cans and then plastic.
With the RNF’s annual SRC now in its 10th year, the ongoing commitment and support from RNF members that sponsor and support the SRC has contributed greatly to its continued growth and success. Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) remains the sponsor of the N$10 000 cash prize for the winning school, followed by prize monies of N$5 000 sponsored by Collect-a-Can for the runner up, N$2 500 sponsored by Plastic Packaging for 3rd place and with the 4th and 5th places receiving N$2 000 and N$1 000 respectively, courtesy of RNF partner, Rent-A-Drum.
Moreson Special School walked away as winners for the second consecutive year, increasing their volume from 30 to 38 tons in the current year. In second place is Dagbreek School with 32 tons, followed by David Bezuidenhout High School in third place with 13 tons. In 4th and 5th place with 12 and 7 tons respectively are DHPS and CIDS.
(Text: Recycle Namibia Forum)Congratulations to our school and a big thank you to our learners and families for their recycling commitment!