Principal Michael Papatua, approached Te Ipukarea Society (TIS) looking for some assistance with bins for a recycle centre at the school so the students could learn how to properly sort out rubbish,” a CITC spokesperson said.
“They had selected a group of students as ‘environment officers’ to manage the centre and Kelvin Passfield, technical director of TIS approached CITC to assist.
“With CITC’s focus on the environment, the company was happy to support this request. The Recycle Centre was organised and ready to be sent off but it needed to get there. With assistance from Malcom Sword of Cook Islands Towage, the bins were transported to Mangaia at no charge.
“The recycle station arrived on Mangaia and the school’s recycling centre is now complete.”
“On behalf of our teachers, students, school committee and parents, we extend to you all a big thank you for your support for the set-up of our recycling centre. We now have a proper centre and we opened it last week.
“Tangi ke rava no Auau Enua atu nei.”
CITC has already set up similar stations at schools around Rarotonga. - Release