In the Moscow region, with the support of the regional ministry of housing and communal services, schools and summer camps are implementing programs to inform children about the rules for the separate collection of solid municipal waste, according to the press service of the ministry of housing and communal services of the Moscow region.
“Today we take care of adults, but we hope for the young, as they will live after us, but in which suburbs, clean and comfortable or littered, depends on all of us, and it is better to start thinking about this choice in childhood,” the minister said Housing and communal services of the Moscow region Evgeny Khromushin.
For example, the regoperator EcoLine Voskresensk and the EcoLine-Future Foundation, with the support of the Voskresensk administration, are implementing a pilot project “Change in 21 days!”. As part of it, the organizers will teach children who are vacationing at the Dubravushka health camp on the separate collection of garbage and the rules for handling waste, and will also try to instill in them an eco-friendly lifestyle.
“The camp has already installed containers for separate collection and prepared a large interactive program. Children from 10 to 11 years old take part in the project, each week of the camp shift will be devoted to the theme "ProEcoSport", "ProWaste", "ProEcology". On these topics, for seven days, the guys will perform tasks and share the results,”the message says.
Children will be given lectures and games that will instill in them the necessary skills and way of thinking.
This is far from the only project to teach children how to handle MSW. Similar programs are being implemented in orphanages, lectures and games are organized in schools. The Ministry of Housing and Utilities of the Moscow Region even released a comic strip for children in which brave heroes fight against an antihero-polluter and win.