Formentera’s “Lil’ Recyclers” record 3,457kg haul

foto 2021 ecovidrio2The Formentera Department of Environment is pleased to report that local schoolchildren collected a grand total of 3,457kg of recyclable glass waste as part of ‘Los Peque Recicladores’ (Lil’ Recyclers), an educational push promoted in association with Ecovidrio. Environment chief Antonio J. Sanz said the initiative was about “educating schoolchildren on the importance of recycling glass containers” and claimed it had been successful in terms of both the volume of glass recycled and the number of pupils who participated.

Roughly 614 six to twelve year olds from the island’s four primary schools took part in the initiative, which ran from 19 April to 31 May. The winning school, CEIP Virgen Milagrosa, will get a €500 gift card.

The campaign included a competition which pitted local schoolchildren against each other to see who could recycle the most glass containers.

To help participants reach their goal, each school received a green container emblazoned with ‘Lil’ Recyclers’ graphics and personalised with the school name. The school that collected the most glass per was pupil got the €500 prize.

28 June 2021
Communications Department
Consell de Formentera