European Week for Waste Reduction in full swing at GC Middle School
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The European Week for Waste Reduction is being held between the 19th and 27th of November. As in previous years, the Gozo College Middle School, through the EkoSkola Committee, is participating with the aim to raise awareness among the students and school staff with regards to waste, especially packaging waste.
This year the theme chosen by the EWWR is `Packaging Waste Reduction, Use less Packaging!' Gozo College Middle School chose an action which in fact involves using less packaging, where used clean glass jars will be reused for preserves. During this week students in Year 7 and Year 8 are bringing in used glass jars. The glass jars collected will be used in a large scale community link project aimed not only in reducing packaging, but also organic waste.
The students will be re-using glass jars as containers for original culinary products. The packing will be designed by the students themselves making use only of old/used materials. Gozo College Middle School said that hardly any new material will be used for the whole project in the packaging of the products. Used wooden vegetable/fruit boxes from shops will be reused to store the jars in.EkoSkola Committee members are busy informing all school staff and students of these actions through talks during morning assemblies.
The highlight of the action will take place during an open day for parents and families at school.
The Gozo College Middle School EkoSkola Committee said that the general public from all over Gozo is going to be motivated and encouraged to re-use glass jars by giving them a new appearance and purpose, thus removing them from waste collection.