Learners at Morgenson Primary School were thrilled to find out on Monday, 28 November 2016 that they had won the 2016 Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages Recycle Race, earning themselves R30 000 cash for the school. Vice-principal Ms. Smith accepted the winner’s trophy from Priscilla Urquhart, Public Affairs and Communications Manager for Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages, during a school assembly.

“Our school has learnt in a practical way about keeping our suburbs clean and seen value in recycling items which we would normally throw away. We have had wonderful support from parents and local members of the community who have helped our learners to collect as much as possible for the school,” said Ms Smith.

In second place was Cascade Primary, winning R20 000 and in third place was Arcadia Primary School, winning R10 000. In total 7 648 learners at the participating schools collected 9 492 kilogrammes of recyclables (equivalent to 1.24 kilogrammes per learner). Morgenson Primary School competed against seven other participating schools in Cape Town to recycle the most plastic, glass, cans and paper per learner during the competition which began on 01 August 2016 and ended on 31 October 2016. All recyclable items were collected and weighed by recycling partner WasteWant, who will reimburse all the participating schools for the recyclable waste that they collected.

[Photo credit: Craig Wilson]