In celebration of the annual Global Recycling Day on 18 March 2020, with the theme #Recycling Heroes 2020 for this year, the Recycle Namibia Forum (RNF) decided to highlight and award its top performing schools in the annual Schools Recycling Competition (SRC) with the same accolade, namely that of being Namibia’s own Recycling Heroes.
One of our top performing schools in our Recycling competition, Dagbreek School for the Intellectually Impaired recently introduced a drive through / drop off facility for recyclables at their premises in Klein Windhoek.
This school, which serves as a "collection hub" for not only the usual recyclables (plastic, glass, cans and paper) also offers collection bins for the safe disposal of other items, such as e-waste, used household batteries and light bulbs.
Pick n Pay has announced that it will be charging 50 cents per grocery plastic bag at all its stores across the country with effect from this month. A portion will be donated to the RNF in support of its educational awareness programs.
The winning school of the annual 2018/19 Schools Recycling Competition hosted by the RNF set a new record in the 10th edition of this much anticipated event on the local environmental sustainability calendar.
The first recycling hub in town, offering a central point where residents can drop off a variety of recyclables as well as correctly dispose of other items, was launched in Windhoek towards the end of 2017. The Dagbreek School for the Intellectually Impaired, winner of the Recycle Namibia Forum’s (RNF) Annual Schools Recycling Competition over the past few years, was the first choice for the RNF as a “one stop” collection point in Windhoek.
The Recycle Namibia Forum (RNF) has recently launched Namibia’s very first “Green Directory” – whereby Namibians will be able to determine and contact the closest service provider in their area.
The on-line directory will reflect not only manufacturers and suppliers of green / environmental related products and services in the country, but it will also list organizations, etc. that have a vested interest in promoting- or offering environmentally friendly practices.