Gozo Eco-Schools together to Eliminate single use plastic

January 31, 2019

Nine Eco-Schools in Gozo embarked on a joint project to reduce the use of single use items. Ideas were varied and ranged from distributing mesh bags made from recycled plastic to be used instead the common plastic bag when buying vegetables and fruit, stainless steel bottles, stainless steel travel cups, reusable cups, stainless steel straws and brushes, installing water filter systems and setting up two coin water dispensers, all this to set the example and help the community learn to refuse and reduce single use items. All this was only possible through the support funding from the Ministry for Gozo and the Directorate for Eco-Gozo and Regional Development within the same ministry.

The Ministry for Gozo has a long standing collaboration with Nature Trust-FEE Malta on the Eco-Schools and other FEE programmes. Present for the event were the Minsiter for Gozo, Hon Dr Justyne Caruana, Mr Stephen Spiteri- Service Manager for Gozo Church Schools, Prof Paul Pace, National Eco-Schools Coordinator and Mr Vincent Attard, Executive President Nature Trust – FEE Malta. For the event the Ministry for Gozo chose the slogan ‘Bil-bixkilla u ftit ħsieb mal-ambjent nagħmlu ħbieb’ proposed by Gozo College San Lawrenz Primary School.

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