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The children saving batteries from landfills

Words by Abi Scaife

Four schools in Wales are being celebrated for a very exciting reason.

Go on, tell us!

Alright, alright! Four primary schools in South Wales have been participating in Caerphilly County Borough’s annual battery recycling initiative. 

What have they been doing?

The initiative is in partnership with the European Recycling Platform and involves children bringing in batteries from home that would ordinarily be thrown away so that they can be recycled and kept out of mainstream waste.

How much of a difference has it made?

A pretty massive one! All of the participating schools compete against one another and, in the process, they recycled over one tonne of batteries this year. That’s about as heavy as six reindeer!

Although all the schools put up a valiant effort, only four could be victorious. This year those schools were Cwmaber Juniors, Ysgol Penalltau, Libanus Primary and Ty Isaf Infants Schools.

Each winning school won £100 in Amazon vouchers, with Cwmaber Juniors winning an additional £100 voucher for having the largest weight, with their recycled batteries coming in at 92 kilograms.

Congratulations, everyone!

This article aligns with the UN SDG Responsible Consumption and Production.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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