CARACAS, Aug 6 (Tierramérica).- The government of the northern Venezuelan state of
Miranda has launched campaign through which
schoolchildren are encouraged to donate their used
notebooks in order for them to be recycled.
"During a test run last we collected 487 kg of
paper at one school and 152 kg at another through
the collection of these notebooks. Because of
these encouraging results, we have now set up
collection points in public schools throughout the
state,” Evelyn Pallotta, head of the department of
the environment in Miranda, told Tierramérica.
“When we recycle used paper we consume a third of
the energy needed for its initial production and
100 times less water, which means the contribution
made by the students is substantial,” added
*Source: Inter Press Service.
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