Today, March 21, 2017, in Skopje, the company Elkolekt marked the first spring day with a visit to the elementary school “Stiv Naumov” in the Skopje settlement Avtokomanda, in order to reward conscientious students for their self-initiative action for collecting waste batteries. The action that the students realized led by physics professor Biljana Ristoska resulted in the collection of 30 kg of waste batteries, which the conscientious students did not allow this waste which contains hazardous substances to end in the environment causing contamination of soil, underground or surface waters. The appropriate behavior of young conscientious puples with batteries as a special type of waste was noted by representatives of the company Elkolekt and during their visit, their action was rewarded in order to highlight the positive examples.
Students from the elementary school “Stiv Naumov” are familiar with the dangers that waste batteries can cause by spillage of hazardous substances such as zinc, lithium, lead, cadmium and mercury. Therefore, with this eco action good habits are created in the early age. Most of the batteries were collected from the students from the second B grade, who received from the company Elkolekt individual gifts. The students, who with smiles and poems about nature and ecology, welcomed the representatives from the company Elkolekt shared that most of the waste batteries come from their children’s toys such as remote controls, watches or obsolete mobile phones for members of the family.
It is a real pleasure and honor for us to socialize and reward the environmentalists. With this action, the students from the primary school Stiv Naumov directly contributed to reduce the harmful impact on the environment and the health of people from this type of waste. That’s why they are our superheroes, “said Zdravko Zinzirov, marketing manager at Elkolekt.
I think that education about the harmful effects of waste batteries is of paramount importance and should begin at the earliest age. In children’s nature is their instinctive need for closeness to nature and care for it. Each teacher and teacher is required to advocate for educating and informing the students about the primary selection of hazardous waste and thus further stimulate and motivate the desire of children to recycle this type of waste and contribute to the preservation of the environment. “- said Biljana Ristoska, a professor of physics at the school, which is the main initiator of this action.
Company Elkolekt as a licensed collective handler with waste electrical and electronic equipment and waste batteries and accumulators, undertakes specific steps to raise public awareness both in adults and children, on the need for special treatment such as waste batteries and accumulators, as well as – a waste that must not be mixed with other types of waste. For that purpose, Elkolekt continuously sets tubes for separate collection of waste batteries in the primary schools on the territory of the Republic of Macedonia in order to educate, encourage and facilitate the release of this type of waste to all students.