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At the beginning of the year, the RECYCLING PROFESSIONALS added new teaching material for Years 7 to 11 to their programme in preparation for this year’s didacta exhibition, which took place in Cologne between 16 and 20 February. This material includes 19 different teaching units on the subject of recycling and are suitable for all types of secondary school. The new units and all additional material can be downloaded free of charge from the internet by going to wertstoffprofis.de.
With its RECYCLING PROFESSIONALS, REMONDIS – a family-run recycling, service and water company from Lünen dedicated to conserving resources and curbing global warming – has created and implemented its very own educational initiative to help schools and kindergartens teach their children about the environment.
The RECYCLING PROFESSIONALS are helping schools to shine the spotlight on environmental awareness.
The teachers, for example, can access an extensive range of free teaching materials about subjects such as waste, resource conservation and recycling for kindergartens, primary schools and secondary schools up to Year 11. This cleverly constructed material – including group posters and workbooks for complete classes – is available online and is free of charge.
“In times when educational systems find themselves strapped for funds, professional private educational initiatives, such as the RECYCLING PROFESSIONALS, can help schools to teach their children valuable practical knowledge.”
Johanna Spinn, Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications, REMONDIS
‘Moving from a throwaway society to a recycling society’ – the RECYCLING PROFESSIONALS educational project has played a significant role in bringing about this transformation and this fact has been recognised by KlimaExpo.NRW. In February, it officially named the RECYCLING PROFESSIONALS as an “engine for progress”, adding them to its list of qualified projects in the area of “resource conservation”. “There are huge volumes of waste which could still be recycled. Making the most of such waste not only helps to cut carbon emissions. It could also be used to produce enormous volumes of recycled materials. If this potential is to be used, then private households need to separate their waste better. Which is why our educational programme aims to teach children at an early age how they can protect the environment,” explained Johanna Spinn, project manager and head of corporate communications at REMONDIS.
In 2016, the Federal Council for Sustainable Development presented the RECYCLING PROFESSIONALS with an award, recognising its role as an important educational project.
In addition to this, the Federal government's Council for Sustainable Development [Rat für Nachhaltige Entwicklung] recently named the RECYCLING PROFESSIONALS as the “first holistic, nationwide educational project for recycling and resource conservation” and awarded it the quality label “Werkstatt N Projekt 2016” [Workshop N Project 2016]. Marleen Thieme, Chairwoman of the Council, concluded: “All of the award-winning initiatives are acting as important role models demonstrating how sustainability can be practised in the heart of our communities. They show in highly creative and innovative ways how people can act responsibly – together, in the business world and towards our environment.”
Prof. Günther Bachmann, General Secretary of the German Council for Sustainable Development (left) and NRW Environmental Minister Johannes Remmel (far right) presenting the ”Werkstatt N” quality label to Pia Rohlmann, REMONDIS Marketing, and Yves Rene Wieloch, an apprentice at REMONDIS, during the didacta in Cologne