Recycling centre gratefully received

Thursday May 31, 2018 Written by Published in Outer Islands
Students on the northern group islands Pukapuka and Nassau have fi nally received their Recycling Centre bins. The bins were handed over to the education ministry earlier this year. PHOTO: Supplied/18052821 Students on the northern group islands Pukapuka and Nassau have fi nally received their Recycling Centre bins. The bins were handed over to the education ministry earlier this year. PHOTO: Supplied/18052821

The schools on the island of Pukapuka and Nassau have finally received their new wheelie bins courtesy of Cook Islands Trading Corporation (CITC) and Taio Shipping.

 

In an email to CITC’s key brands manager George George, the principals of Apii Niua and Nassau Schools, Anna Katoa and Poila Poila, thanked the company for its generous donation.

In February, George handed the bins over to education ministry secretary Danielle Cochrane and Apii Niua (Pukapuka) English teacher Robert Collie.

George said CITC had received a formal request for the recycling bins from both Nassau and Pukapuka primary school principals late last year.

The company supplied recycling bins to all primary schools in Rarotonga and has extended its support to schools in the southern group islands.

“It’s great to see that our two schools up north, Apii Niua and Nassau School, have finally received their ‘Recycle Centre’. Hopefully this can kick start their environmental school programme,” George said.

The bins were accompanied by potting mix and seedlings.

“On behalf of Apii Niua and Nassau School as requested by Principal Poila Poila to convey on their behalf our ‘atawai wolo ye maneke’, our ‘thank you very much’ to CITC management and staff for the kind donation of the recycle bins,” Katoa said.

“We will be brainstorming ideas on how to utilise broken bottles, empty cans and plastic in the school and the community at large and will endeavour to send photos of our progress in the future.

“As for the potting mix bags, we await the arrival of the environment team who have requested sessions with students on how to make compost and maybe from there we will be able to integrate the two.

“Once again our sincere gratitude and appreciation for the kind donations.”

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