SCHOOL children in Adra are aiming to finish top of this year’s regional recycling league.
Youngsters in seven municipal schools are competing against children from educational centres in Balanegra, Berja, Dalias, La Mojonera and Vicar in the ‘Liga del Reciclaje del Poniente Almeriense.’
The Consorcio de Residuos Solidos del Poniente Almeriense rubbish disposal service launched the initiative, now into its third year, as a way of getting children involved in raising awareness from an early age about the correct separation of waste materials for recycling.
The kids have until the end of May to deposit the largest amount of waste packaging in the yellow containers located in their schools.
The winners will be rewarded with an excursion to the Aula de la Naturaleza Paredes, an environmental education centre in Abrucena in the Sierra Nevada, with a workshop and teaching activities.
The second best recyclers will get a trip to the Castala park in the Gador mountains, which offers games and activities. Third in the league will get a recycling-related storytelling prize, which will allow them to put into practice everything they have learned from taking part in the campaign.
All the participating schools will receive a set of sports equipment.
In the last league the Poniente region school children managed to recycle 55,000 kilos of light packaging altogether, 60 per cent more than in the previous edition.
In Adra the schools averaged 70.49 kilos of recycled materials per child, the highest ration among all the participating municipalities.