Mpact Recycling has opened entries to their annual Ronnie Recycler schools competition. Nursery, primary and high schools registered with Mpact Recycling in Johannesburg, Springs, Pretoria, Midrand, Durban, Richards Bay and Cape Town can win their share of R140 000 in prize money just for helping their school to recycle. For the opportunity to compete, schools must complete the entry form available on the Mpact Recycling website and collect more paper than any other school in their area.

Further, schools must be registered with Mpact Recycling, and have collected and supplied Mpact Recycling with a minimum of 8 tonnes (8000 kgs) of paper between the period 2 June 2015 and 2 October 2015. Details of how to get your school started and part of the Mpact Recycling schools programme can be found on www.mpactrecycling.co.za.

“To achieve this, ensure that your schools Ronnie bank or Ronnie bags are full and ready for your regular weekly or bi-weekly collections and remember to log your collection,” says John Hunt, Managing Director of Mpact Recycling.

Each of the seven regions has a prize allocation of R20 000.*(Please see www.mpactrecycling.co.za as terms & conditions apply). The winning school receives a prize of R10 000*, second place receives R5 000 and third place receives R3 000. In addition, the winning school’s green ambassador as well as the green student each receive R1 000 cash.

“The competition began this year aims to encourage learners to recycle paper. This contributes towards the approximately 450 000 tonnes of paper per annum which Mpact Recycling collects and impacts positively to the preservation of South Africa’s landfills.”

In an effort to instil the culture of recycling, Mpact Recycling also runs the Ronnie Recycler Programme that allows schools to raise funds by recycling paper while providing learners with environmental awareness.

Schools are given a Ronnie Bank or Ronnie recycling bags for the easy collection and storage of their recycled paper. The general community can also support schools, community organisations and charities by placing their paper in the igloo-shaped green Ronnie Banks located countrywide.

“We would like to encourage more schools to take part in the competition as it is a great way to teach our children about the importance of recycling and the direct benefits which it has on our environment,” concludes Hunt.

If you would like your school to become involved in the schools recycling programme or if you want to register your school with Mpact Recycling you can call the Mpact Recycling toll-free number on 0800 022 112 or visit www.mpactrecycling.co.za.