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Earth Day: School Competition 'Best gatherers "of old electrical equipment and batteries

Highlight the importance of environmental protection and motivate pupils of primary and secondary schools to ecological behavior. It is the goal of the "Green School - the best picker" which symbolically launched on Earth Day, April 22 2015.

Under a large waste collection events may bring children from their homes old electrical appliances and batteries, which will then be recycled. The winner will then become a school that collects the most pounds in per pupil.

Ecological competition is realized within the project Green School in which it is currently engaged in over 350 schools across the Czech Republic. Participation in the project offers schools an educational program, through which they can both students and teachers an interactive and fun way acquainted with the life cycle of various electrical appliances and get a better idea how important it is for modern society recycling. It is a unique form of teaching, which encompasses a variety of educational activities.

"In our project children through high quality teaching material closer as the importance of recycling them to the nearest electrical appliances, a mobile phone,"
says David Vandrovec from REMA, which implements the Green School project and in cooperation with Vodafone Czech Republic contest "Green School - best collector "proclaims." Children have with this form of education specific idea of what the mobile phone stock and environmental impacts may have retired ejection device into the municipal waste stream, "adds Vandrovec that the competition can join only Schools registered in Project Green School.

This project allows participating schools to collect only minor EEE throughout the school year. All schools are year-round and placed collection boxes for small electronics and batteries. Their regular collection and subsequent transfer to an ecological process in the project provided free of charge. The contest "Green School - the best picker" will run from 22 April to 31 May 2015. Its aim is collection of old electrical equipment and batteries in a minimum quantity of 25 kg. Evaluation then held June 15, 2015, based on the principle of proportional representation for pupils and teachers to nasbíranému amount of electrical equipment and batteries that will be calculated per person in school.

"Schools that have accumulated the largest number of old mobile phones and other devices, can look forward to a pleasant reward. The school in the first place will receive ten tablets the competition, which was donated by Vodafone Czech Republic, second and third place will be handed vouchers worth five and three thousand crowns to buy electronics of their choice, "says
Vandrovec conditions of competition, which encourages pupils ecological feeling and leads them to worry about maintaining the quality of the environment around us.

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The Green School Project

The project focuses on the collection of batteries and old electrical equipment in schools. Its aim is to educate students and educators to provide comprehensive information on the issue of waste sorting. The school, which is involved in the project, a collection and ecological processing of all electrical equipment and batteries for free. While gaining the opportunity to use when dealing with the public school Green logo, leaflets and poster to mark the collection point. Currently, the project involves more than 350 schools across the Czech Republic. The involvement in the project Green School can apply via the registration form on the website.
The project was initiated by REMA System, Inc., which deals with the protection of the environment through effective recycling and electronic equipment. Organizes collection, sorting and disposal and recycling in the Czech Republic.

Source: tz Lesenský.cz

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