Sat, 14th Oct, 2023
Rather than choosing three winners of KMK Metals Recycling’s International E-Waste Day colouring competition, as advertised, the response and standard of entries was so high that the company decided to choose 13 winners.
International E-Waste Day has been held every year on October 14th since 2018 to raise awareness about the growing e-waste issue and to promote responsible e-waste management. Under the slogan “You can recycle anything with a plug, battery or cable!” this edition highlights the issue of invisible e-waste, that goes unnoticed due to its nature or appearance, leading consumers to overlook its recyclable potential.
KMK Metals Recycling designed a colouring competition aimed at local schools which also contained activities to encourage children to find the hidden e-waste. One winner was to be chosen from each age category, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12, to receive a €100 One4All gift card but yesterday, Friday 13th October, our judges chose 13 lucky winners.
Max Kyck, General Manager of KMK Metals Recycling, said: “We were blown away by the response to our International E-Waste Day colouring competition, with hundreds of entries coming in and a really high standard across all the age categories. We were so impressed that we decided to pick an extra 10 winners. Children are the future, and we really want to get the message across to younger people that recycling e-waste and recovering the precious materials within is vitally important. Children are often more clued in than adults and they can be the catalysts for change. The aim of this competition was to encourage kids to go home from school on a mission to search for the hidden or invisible e-waste which is in all our homes, knowing they are making a real difference.”
The winners of the International E-Waste Day colouring competition are:
Age 4-6 category
Aidan from Scoil Chartaigh Naofa, Rahan
Conor from Scoil Bhride Ballyboy
Anna from Ardnagrath national school, Walderstown, Athlone
Age 7-9 category
Catalina from Scoil Mhuire Senior, Newbridge
Daithí from from Scoil Chartaigh Naofa, Rahan
Leah from St Colman’s NS, Mucklagh
Bláthnaid from Scoil Bhride Ballyboy
Priya from St. Philamena’s Tullamore
Eva from Ardnagrath national school, Walderstown, Athlone
Age 10-12 category
Jessica / Leanna (tie) from Scoil Bhride Ballyboy
Hanna from Scoil Chartaigh Naofa, Rahan
Hunter from St Colman’s NS, Mucklagh
Eabha from Ardnagrath national school, Walderstown, Athlone