Pictured above: Inspire Foundation CEO Mr Nathan Farrugia together with (from left) GreenPak Senior Manager Denise Brincat, and the Minister for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change Mr Leo Brincat
Keeping true to the adage that ‘one person’s unwanted items are another person’s treasure’ GreenPak Coop Society, in collaboration with 12 Local Councils, has today launched a clothes collection scheme in aid of Inspire Foundation. GreenPak is inviting residents to donate any unused or unwanted clothing items in order to help raise funds for the Inspire Foundation.
The participating Local Councils are Attard, Valletta, Ħal Għaxaq, Gudja, Ħal Kirkop, Raħal Ġdid, Pembroke, Qrendi, Tas-Sliema, Xagħra, Xewkija and Żurrieq. Residents from all localities are encouraged to donate any unused or unwanted clothes, shoes, handbags or any other accessories in good condition to deliver them to any of these Local Councils’ premises on Saturday 26th October 2013 and Saturday 25th January 2014 between 8am and 11.30am.
The Minister for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change Mr Leo Brincat, who was present for the launch, praised the initiative and recognised the positive blend of community enterprise with recycling in order to raise funds for families with disabilities in Malta and Gozo.
Inspire Foundation CEO Mr Nathan Farrugia said: “The donated items will be distributed to Inspire’s charity shops and the funds collected from their sale will help provide better services to those in need. Inspire is grateful for such initiatives as they help us raise much needed funds that go towards the running of our programmes for persons with a disability, enabling them to reach their full potential by focusing on their ability rather than disability.”
GreenPak Senior Manager Denise Brincat said: “In the waste hierarchy, re-using products keeps new resources at a minimum, while at the same time limiting the generation of waste. GreenPak is encouraging the residents to extend the life of an unused or unwanted item by donating it towards a noble cause,”
GreenPak Coop Society is a MEPA authorised scheme and is a founding member of EXPRA, the European organisation promoting producer responsibility schemes internationally. GreenPak is also backed by PROEurope, an umbrella organisation of 35 national producer responsibility systems engaged in the selective collection and recycling of packaging waste.
Inspire is a non-profit organisation that leads the way in providing therapeutic, education and leisure services to persons with disabilities in Malta and Gozo.
For further information about the scheme, one may contact Charlene Mercieca Magro at GreenPak on tel: 2166 0233 or email: [email protected] Alternatively, Giovanna Mirabile Bartolo at Inspire Foundation on tel: 2163 6523 or email: [email protected]