By means of: Michel Claessens
Sun Nov 5, 1:10 pm
BREDA – Students from the Catholic primary school De Zandberg in Breda will collect empty batteries from Monday during the annual Batteries Battle. During this campaign, Dutch primary schools compete against each other to collect as many batteries as possible and at the same time contribute to a better environment. The school that collects the most batteries wins a day out to Efteling with the entire school.
The annual Batteries Battle is an initiative of Stibat, an organization that collects, sorts and recycles empty batteries. From November 6, 270 schools in the Netherlands will commit themselves to setting a new collection record during this campaign. Last year, no less than 95,000 kilos of empty batteries were collected during the campaign. This year, the students of KBS De Zandberg are also participating in the campaign. Over the next three weeks they will try to collect as many empty batteries as possible and hand them in at a collection point so they can be recycled. In addition, students are also explained about the importance of recycling and learn to make the right environmentally friendly choices when it comes to empty batteries.
The Batteries Battle is organized under the motto ‘learned young is done old’, and with the campaign the participating schools hope to commit themselves to a better environment. To make it more fun for the students, it is turned into a competition in which schools compete against each other for great prizes. The school that collects the most batteries per student wins a day out to the Efteling with the entire school. The school that comes second wins a ‘Mad Science Technology Day’, where the school is transformed into a laboratory. In addition, all participating schools save 0.25 euros per kilo of empty batteries returned and are committed to a better environment. The winners will be announced just before the Christmas holidays.