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10/5/2011
Garrahan truck comes to get our bottle tops and paper
Once again the Garrahan truck came to Olivos Kindergarten and fetched all the material our community had so willingly collected. We started this ecological and social project four years ago and it is amazing to see how happily the children drop everything in the corresponding bins.

This time the people who work for the Garrahan were able to take 28 enormous bags full of bottle tops and 21 big mineral water bottles which had bottle tops sorted by colour. They also took 28 big, big bags full of different kinds of paper. Most of the families tend to bring newspapers and magazines however all kinds of papers are accepted: such as papers Primary and Secondary children use in their folders and do not need any more once the year is over, old copybooks, empty envelopes, bills, tickets,etc (except for paper napkins).

To make this more meaningful we showed the children a very interesting DVD on how the Garrahan Foundation   works and how they recycle. The Whales learnt that the bottle tops are first washed and then smashed in a big machine until little pieces can be seen, and most important of all they could see that new things were made from the recycled plastic. These things are buckets, clothes pegs, hangers, dustpans and the list goes on. They also watched how the papers were torn in small pieces and also learnt that from all that they make kitchen paper, napkins and toilet paper. Simply amazing and with so little effort!! Our children really enjoyed the DVD and whilst watching it they were making very interesting comments. The one I heard from nearly all of them was” I will start bringing more”!

All the money that is raised, helps Argentine children who have health problems and do not have a medical insurance, especially those who have to stay for a very long period of time at the hospital.

Thanks to all those who enthusiastically help others and in one way or another care so much for those in need.

This is the site you can visit for further information. www.vaporlospibes.com.ar

Sylvia Papazian


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