[LISTEN]: Benoni SPCA helps to heal the environment

Recycling to ensure a cleaner environment for all was the message conveyed on the day. Seen here (from left) Ralph Chivaviro (SPCA cadet inspector), Mrs SA finalist Sharlene Correia, Jeanette Serradinho (admin manager), Ronni Recycler and Mpact procurement specialist Adele Thompson.

Mpact, together with Benoni’s Mrs SA finalist Sharlene Correia, visited the Benoni SPCA on October 24.

Mpact procurement specialist Adele Thompson said a drop-off zone had been created at the SPCA in a bid to raise awareness about the importance of recycling.

“We want to encourage people to recycle,” she said.

“The drop-off zone is focussed on paper related waste and this now includes Tetra Pak packaging.

“We also take PET, which is plastic two-litre Coke bottles and the buddy bottles plus water bottles (the caps can remain on).”

Two bins for glass bottle drop-offs are also placed at the SPCA.

Thompson provided a list of recyclables that can and cannot be recycled.

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Paper that can be recycled:

• Any form of paper (white and colour)

• Newspapers

• Magazines

• Old memos/letters

• Cereal boxes etc (flattened)

• Photocopying paper/office paper

• Old telephone directories

• Old school books and textbooks

• Envelopes

• Junk mail and catalogues

• Milk and juice cartons (Tetra Pak – flattened)

Paper that can’t be recycled

• Polystyrene cups and plates

• Yoghurt cartons

• Sweet and chip wrappers

• Blueprint paper

• Cigarette ends

• Carbon paper

• Tissues and paper towels

• Post-it notes

• Waxed cartons (frozen fish cartons)

• Dog food and cement packaging

• Wax coated paper wrappings

Sharlene was delighted to be a part of the initiative.

The Mrs SA finalist, who is also an animal lover, works with Mpact to deliver a cleaner environment for all.

“It’s a wonderful initiative and I’m so proud to be a part of it,” said the Mrs SA finalist.

Sharlene is involved in various community projects in and around the Benoni area.

She is part of the Women for Women charity that promotes and empowers impoverished women, enabling them to become self-sufficient.

The finals of the Mrs SA pageant will be hosted at Emperors Palace on November 9.

To vote for Sharlene SMS SHARLENE CORREIA to 35959. SMSes charged at R3.

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Rivelle Govindsamy

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