Published on 14 February 2020

The First Beverage Containers Refund Scheme Machine installed in Malta

The school welcomed CEO Nicholas Yeatman and his colleagues from Greentech International Ltd on Thursday 13th February, for the installation of the Beverage Containers Refund Scheme Machine. BCRS is a consortium made from GSD, Farsons and Nestle. Ekoskola is coordinating the educational campaign.

This is the first machine to be installed on the island with the goal of encouraging teachers and students to recycle empty plastic bottles and cans. The machine issues tokens for every bottle/can returned. The token will be entered in a monthly lottery for a possibility of winning a prize. The owner of the school cafeteria Higher Chill, Clifton Grech, provided the location for the machine, allowing people to dispose well of their used bottles/cans after their lunch breaks. Student Ester Moradei (shown in photo below) was the first person to willingly try out the machine.

This is another initiative undertaken to help promote sustainability and environmental consciousness at school.