Once again, the German Federal President invited the public to join him at Schloss Bellevue, his official residence in Berlin, to take part in his annual summer festival at the beginning of September. The weather stayed fine throughout and there was a great atmosphere with the visitors being offered an entertaining programme of events including concerts, theatre performances, discussion groups and a number of information booths. The motto this year: “Voluntary work and its wide and varied range of activities”.
Our RECYCLING PROFESSIONALS were also invited to take part in the festival this year. They were, therefore, able to continue their mission, namely to raise awareness about raw material shortages and to emphasise the importance of teaching children at an early age about practising recycling and conserving our planet’s natural resources. REMONDIS’ project demonstrates how crucial subjects – such as separating recyclables and the impending shortages of raw materials – can be taught in an entertaining manner so that children learn how to separate waste correctly, protect the environment and prevent climate change. As always, our RECYCLING PROFESSIONALS were a great success: the children had loads of fun taking part in the different games and, at the same time, absorbed the most important facts about recycling and raw materials. Our RECYCLING PROFESSIONALS were, of course, able to offer the full range of activities – including REMONDIS’ wall building game, the “RECYCLING KIDS” board game and the crafts workshop where the children made their own hobby horses and spinning plates from recycled materials.
This wide range of entertaining activities meant the RECYCLING PROFESSIONALS’ stand was extremely popular attracting families with children and even the Federal President, Joachim Gauck, himself. Joachim Gauck and his partner, Daniela Schadt, were given a warm welcome and learned all about the educational RECYCLING PROFESSIONALS project and its mission to save our planet’s raw materials. Before leaving, they were given a present – a hobby horse and a spinning plate – bringing smiles to the faces of all those present.