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Temperance Town Primary School learns to Bin it in a Bingo Bin<p>The City of Cape Town's anti-litter mascot, Bingo visited the primary school for a presentation about the dangers of littering, and to encourage learners to dispose of their waste the right way. <br></p><p>Bingo and the City's Public Awareness, Communication and Education team are maintaining a focus on the dangers of litter and dumping, and the importance of recycling to reduce waste at schools around Cape Town, with vibrant and engaging presentations and games for the children. <br></p><p>'It is always inspiring to see youngsters get excited about keeping their city clean and recycling. It gives hope that there is still time to save the next generation before they fall into the culture of littering and dumping that is alive in many communities. <br></p><p>'Although the City provides refuse collection and cleansing services, unfortunately many residents see littering and dumping as a way of creating or sustaining jobs, so they do not make the effort to dispose of waste the right way. If we can reach children early enough, show them the benefits of a healthy environment, and give them hope that this is achievable, we can uplift communities. <br></p><p>'We can create healthy spaces that communities can be proud of, where business want to invest to create real jobs, and where the next generation can build. Our communities have so much unrealised potential that is being destroyed by littering and dumping, but to see the reaction of the children today gives me a lot of hope that we can change course,' said Alderman Twigg.<br></p><p>Schools are reminded that a visit from Bingo can be arranged through the online booking platform on the City's website.<br></p><div>Bingo is already fully booked for February and his schedule for March is steadily filling up. Act fast if you don't want to miss this opportunity.</div><div><br></div><p><br></p><p><span></span></p><figure class="figure-credits right"></figure><p><strong>End</strong><br></p>2024-03-07T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#6f151620-6b4e-43d5-a480-c88bdd869269;L0|#06f151620-6b4e-43d5-a480-c88bdd869269|awareness;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#dcbc18e5-db43-43d5-88de-01e967ffe8f5;L0|#0dcbc18e5-db43-43d5-88de-01e967ffe8f5|cleaning;GP0|#8df52855-7e66-4f37-a95a-973b1dab9784;L0|#08df52855-7e66-4f37-a95a-973b1dab9784|litter1Media Office, City of Cape Town0

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