Schools turn rubbish into cash

 

 WEIGHTY MATTERS: Green Zone helper Rochelle Swartz helps Callen Draai, 12, weigh the waste he collected to clean up the environment in Helenvale and to raise school funds. Picture: MIKE HOLMES
WEIGHTY MATTERS: Green Zone helper Rochelle Swartz helps Callen Draai, 12, weigh the waste he collected to clean up the environment in Helenvale and to raise school funds. Picture: MIKE HOLMES

THE Northern Areas People Development Initiative (Napdi) is setting up green zones at schools around Helenvale as part of a flagship project.

Five schools and 250 pupils are involved in the pilot programme, which is part of the Helenvale Recycling Initiative (Heri).

The schools are Bayview, Hillcrest and Helenvale primary and Chapman and Gelvan high.

Pupils bring unwanted papers, plastic or cans to the schools for recycling and there are incentives like vouchers and airtime for those who collect the most.

Bayview Primary has 41 pupils registered for the programme. – Jose Assam

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