South African Children Get Recycling Education

Primary pupils at Umbogintwini in Amanzimtoti, South Africa, were recently treated to a lesson on tyre food gardening by Miss Earth South Africa, regional finalist, Sandra Badenhorst.

The Miss Earth South Africa programme is focused on developing young women through the vehicle of environmental education.

Umbongintwini Primary have Green Flag status through the Foundation for Environmental Education and aim to empower pupils to be the change our sustainable world needs by engaging them in fun, action-orientated learning.

Badenhorst corresponded with teacher Morgan Hosking, who has a passion to grow their school’s reputation of being an eco-school and asked if she could demonstrate a fun lesson on tyre food gardening.

“Tyre disposal is one of the most problematic sources of waste. With a bit of creativity, I taught Grade 6 and Grade 7 pupils how to reuse these rubber remains as planting beds for their vegetables, an exercise that can easily be replicated at their home.”

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Retreading Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyres & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.


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