14:48 | 05/11/2020 Environment
269 tons of milk cartons has been collected and recycled in the first 6 months of 2020 as a part of the initiatives towards the protection of schools’ environment.
As the morning of 5th november, the green schools conference themed “From milk carton collection to environmental initiatives” is held by Hanoi environment and natural resources, Tetra Pak company, LAGOM Viet Nam and Live&Learn center in Hanoi.
|In the school year of 2020 – 2021, the program is expanded to twice as many schools as in the previous year, to benefit 1,600 primary schools and kindergartens|
During the conference, the report on result in 2019-2020 school year of the project “Recycling school” consisted of the waste collection, sorting and recycling in schools’ enviroment and new program in the next year have been presented.
Amid numberous initiatives, the collecting and recycling milk cartons program got attention since 2017 and has been applied in 1.200 preschools and primary schools in the school year of 2019-2020. Though the Covid-19 pandemic made this school year ended earlier than expected, 269 tons of milk cartons, equivalent to 27 millions of packs has been collected and recycled. In the next school year, the program aims to attract at least 1.600 preschool and primary school.
In the frame of project, students learn how to treat milk cartons: put straws into the box, flatten and note stickers on the box,… The cartons would be delivered directly to a paper factory in Binh Duong once every 2 weeks where they would be recycled into new productions such as industrial papers, roofing sheets, ecological flat panels,…
|35 excellent schools of the School Recycling Program and six schools that demonstrate the best practice of building a green school for clean air during the school year of 2019 – 2020 are honoured at the workshop|
Speaking at the conference, Pham Xuan Tien, Deputy director of Hanoi Department of Education and Training emphasized: “Education of environmental awareness for students from preschool and primary age not only helps them to protect the environment at school but also inspire their families and beyond that we will have a generation conscious of protecting the environment in the future.” He hoped the programs such as this project would be multiplied in the society.
Also, 35 schools were awarded in the conference for their excellent performance in collecting, sorting and recycling the milk cartons. 6 other schools were awarded for creating high quality of air in the school’s enviroment this year.