Barna Waste has developed an educational initiative to teach students throughout the province about recycling.
The company has visited a number of schools in Connacht to present to their students. The presentation consists of explaining what can and can’t be placed into the three different bins: general waste, recycling and compost bin, and also the process of what happens when the bins are collected by the Barna Waste drivers.
Additionally, the advantages of recycling for the environment and community are discussed to show the students the positive impact they can have on their surroundings with recycling.
The aim of this program is to teach young students the skill of recycling so they can use it throughout their life. Barna Waste’s presenter, Nicola Cleary, said that by teaching younger students the importance of recycling and composting, they can use the skill in their home, school and, hopefully, in their future workplace.
“We are communicating our knowledge of the industry so students can pass on what they learned to those at home and to their friends. We have received positive feedback from the teachers, along with the students and have many more visits scheduled for the future.”
Having recently announced the planned opening of their €6 million investment in their composting facility, there is increased activity within Barna Waste. The company is celebrating 20 years in business in 2013. The school educational initiative is one of the many ways Barna Waste is trying to give back to the community.
Before Christmas a competition was launched by the company and Barna Waste have announced the winner of a €200 voucher for Joyce’s Supermarkets. Congratulations to Clodagh Costello from Galway. Barna Waste’s Nicola Cleary surprised Clodagh on Monday evening with the voucher at her home.