The students and schools that participated in the 6th Recycling Marathon as well as the winners of the photo-painting competition, under the theme “Plastic – Say no to its use – Give a solution”, organized in the framework of the Followgreen Program, were recently awarded by the Mayor of Pallini, Mr Thanasis Zoutsos, in a ceremony held at the Gerakas Cultural Center.
In this year’s sixth Followgreen School Recycling Marathon, 7,360 students from 35 schools of the Municipality of Pallini participated, who recycled over 16,000 kg of materials.
In total, in the six Marathons that have been held so far, the public schools of the Municipality of Pallini have recycled over 117,000 kg of materials!Specifically, during the 2021-2022 school year, students recycled:9,890 kg of paper, which corresponds to more than 160 trees, if we calculate that about 17 trees are needed to produce 1000 kg of paper1,253 kg of plastic2,825 kg of devices865 kg of caps116 kg of frying oil186 kg of batteries411 kg of aluminumThe schools received praise for participation, prizes and gifts, such as desktops, projectors, speakers, etc. for the school units, offered by the sponsors of the action, while drinking straws made of recycled metal were distributed to all students, teachers, volunteers and the public.In parallel with this year’s Marathon, the Municipality of Pallini and the Public Benefit Enterprise of the Municipality, organized a photo-painting competition, dedicated to the effort to limit plastic pollution, entitled “Plastic – Say no to its use – Give a solution!”.In total, elementary, middle and high school students, as well as adults and people with disabilities, created 484 artistic works, from which the five best creations of each category, by the method of “blind judgment” were awarded by a jury consisted of known value artists, photographers, environmentalists and educators.The supporters of the action were the ATHLE.POLI. S Association, the Hellenic Recycling Utilization Society, the Society of Applied Technologies & Waste Transportation (WATT), the appliance recycling company Free-recycle, the frying oil collection company Fargeco and the company Lifegreen of reusable Ecolife alternative products.