School Projects on waste – sorting, reuse, recycling and composting
As a part of the cooperation between Greater Irbid Municipality (GIM) and Viborg Municipality from Denmark among others involving the latter’s waste handling company Revas, a pilot school project on waste sorting, reuse, recycling and composting of green waste in Irbid has been implemented in 2013.
Six schools (three public and three private), 18 school classes at different levels, 540 students in total and a large number of teachers were directly involved in the project. As part of the project the involved schools were supplied with waste sorting hardware and composting units funded by the Danish-Arab Partnership Programme.
The project has focused on learning and information, sorting, reuse. As such the students were taught about circular economy including how to reuse and recycle waste and compost green waste as well as how to collect and reuse dangerous hazardous waste (batteries) through learning material supplied by Viborg Municipality (see below) and Greater Irbid Municipality.
The pictures below show examples of the classes’ impressive work in the project.
The project climax was a final event for all involved schools taking place in Irbid City Hall on December 11th 2013 with the Presence of Governor Abu Zaid, GIM Mayor Bani-Hani, Viborg Municipality, Jordan Environmental Society, other NGOs, public medias and of course students and teachers from the involved schools. Besides speeches, students from Qadisyeh Girls School presented a beautiful play on good waste behaviour.
As it was expressed by Viborg Municipality’s General Manager of Waste Handling, Mr. Poul Møller all schools and students have done a fabulous and committed job in the project. Most of all he was impressed by the high level of knowledge on the green agenda that the students – even in the first classes – had obtained through the project.
At the final event, Zeinab Girls School & Jeel School were awarded as the best public and private schools in the waste project. As such they were given a price (a school excursion) funded by Irbid Chamber of Industry and Irbid Chamber of Commerce. Besides all 540 students received a reuse/recycling campaign flash from Viborg Municipaliy
See Greater Irbid Municipality’s Facebook site for more information on the project and pictures from the final event.
Also, one of the schools in the project Rosary School, has made a Facebook site regarding their project.
15 year old girl, Rahaf Migdadi, taking part in the project at Zeinab School posted the following on her Facebook wall:
“Amazing day with you all and we hope to do this competition again to have fun again and to help our environment ^-^ but if we dont do this competition again, that don’t mean we won’t help our environment :)”
More links to media material regarding the school projects will be available soon.
For further information please contact:
Planning Manager, Greater Irbid Municipality, Qamar Shunnar,
Henrik Holmskov, International Project Manager, Viborg Municipality,
Examples of school material supplied by Viborg Municipality (free of use)
Pictures from school projects