With the requirement for batteries going up by 75% with every new child, The European Recycling Platform, (ERP), Ireland’s only pan-European compliance scheme for electrical and electronic waste and battery recycling, has teamed up with Early Childhood Ireland, which represents preschools and daycare centres nationwide, to promote battery and electrical waste recycling amongst children in their pre-school years.
Early Childhood Ireland members throughout the country are being asked to start collecting used batteries and fill up the ERP battery recycling boxes provided to their facility. ERP will be collecting the full boxes throughout the year and each participating facility will be in with a chance to win an ERP Recycling Party with face painters, balloon modellers and more. They will also win a trophy and a book voucher to the value of €250.
ERP has also worked with Early Childhood Ireland to develop an educational pack that will be distributed to its member childcare facilities in ERP’s jurisdiction of Fingal, Monaghan, Cavan, Clare, Limerick, Kerry, Louth and Meath. The pack contains fun activities to educate children about the importance of battery and electrical waste recycling in a fun and engaging manner.
This competition is part of an on-going commitment from ERP and Early Childhood Ireland to put recycling and sustainability at the heart of the pre-school educational agenda.
Pictured as Captain Recycle and Little Miss Positive launching the new battery recycling initiative for preschools and daycare centres are Emer and Sean McHugh from Dublin.