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School visit helps learners understand the dangers of littering <span><p>The City of Cape Town's Urban Waste Management Waste Awareness Team visited iKhwezilesizwe Primary School in Khayelitsha last week to provide valuable education about recycling at schools and how to start an onsite recycling programme. </p><p>The children are now much wiser about waste after the team presented a programme jam-packed with educational talks, entertaining and informative skits and successful engagement with the City's anti-litter mascot, Bingo.<br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:2532px;" /> </figure></span><span><p>Bingo was able to impart important lessons to the children; including the dangers of litter and dumping, and the importance of recycling to reduce waste. Littering and dumping in communities allows for the breeding of rats and cockroaches that plague our communities, and can also contribute to blocked drains that lead to flooding and the spread of water-borne diseases, such as diarrhoea. </p><p>'Young people are our future leaders and ambassadors for a cleaner world. This makes learning about waste and working on ways to reduce our waste an important lesson for them to learn at this age, to foster communities of waste-conscious residents. <br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:802px;" /> </figure>​​</span><p>'There's no time like the present to open our eyes and see what is laying around us, and to perform our own small act of service by picking up litter, re-purposing waste matter, and recycling,' said Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Waste Management, Alderman Grant Twigg.<br></p><p><br></p><p><strong>End</strong><br></p>2024-03-03T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#29c1487e-1c77-4950-afc1-136cce225109;L0|#029c1487e-1c77-4950-afc1-136cce225109|khayalitsha;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#30dd8f25-92b1-4698-88d7-6dcdeb3d56c1;L0|#030dd8f25-92b1-4698-88d7-6dcdeb3d56c1|waste and cleaning10

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