A group of Port Elizabeth learners from Kabega Primary School emerged victorious in Plastics|SA’s annual clean-up and recycle competition. The school’s students proved their mettle after pledging their commitment to sustainability and cleaning up the environment. Sustainability manager at Plastics|SA, Jacques Lightfoot says the aim of the competition is to encourage schools, organisations and the public to participate in clean up or recycling activities.
The event, sponsored by Plastics|SA’s Sustainability Council, Pioneer Plastics and Tufflex offered cash prizes and a four-in-one recycling station amongst other. ‘We judged the entries based on how many participants were involved in their respective projects and whether they managed to involve their community,’ Lightfoot stresses.Kabega Primary stood out from the rest, owing to the amount of recycling and additional environmental and sustainability work it is involved in.