Mbare school collects 10 000 bread bags

HARARE - St Michaels School in Mbare has collected over 10 000 bread bags, winning the Baker’s Inn’s Collect-4-Progress campaign.

The campaign, which collected over 280 000 bread bags, was aimed at improving the environment.

It involved more than 140 schools which collected bread bags that would have been disposed for recycling.

David Muchinguri, Baker’s Inn general manager, says they want children to grow into responsible citizens by cleaning their environs.

“As a community-focused business, we regularly support a wide range of school causes across the nation,” Muchinguri said.

“St Michaels had participated in a Collect-4-Progress campaign which saw it collecting over 10 000 bread bags.”

Provincial education director Edward Shumba said corporate social responsibility was important.

“The school that is being honoured today is small but the minds involved are great,” Shumba said.

“Baker’s Inn have demonstrated goodwill through their actions and are teaching our children to be aware of their surroundings and how best to take care of them.”.

The Environmental Management Agency (Ema) has been advocating for the use of plastics with more than 30 microns because such plastics are recyclable and re-usable.

According to Ema, litter can harm or kill wildlife. Plastic litter can choke or suffocate birds and marine life and bloke waterways.

According to Statutory Instrument 98 of the plastic packaging and plastic bottles regulation 2010, “the manufacture for use within Zimbabwe, commercial distribution or importation of plastic packaging with wall thickness of less than 30 micrometres is prohibited.”

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