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Young people learn the art of recycling

YOUNG participants at an international workshop called the Art of Recycling held in Banská Štiavnica at the beginning of March turned old, unused steel barrels into ovens for homeless people.

Banská Štiavnica hosted the workshop.(Source: Sme-Ján Krošlák)

YOUNG participants at an international workshop called the Art of Recycling held in Banská Štiavnica at the beginning of March turned old, unused steel barrels into ovens for homeless people.

The goal of the week-long workshop was to make young people more sensitive to their environment and to think more ecologically.

It was not only the old barrels that were given new uses, but also other waste such as plastic and paper that were recycled into new, useful items.

“With the help of so-called decoupage handicraft techniques, the participants recycled plastic bottles into decorative wall coverings and made handbags from scrap paper,” Jarmila Lipková, the coordinator of the project, told the TASR newswire.

About 30 young people from Slovakia, Slovenia, Italy, Greece, Germany and the UK took part in the workshop initiated by Mládež Európy (Youth of Europe), which runs activities at the Junior Leisure Time Centre in Banská Bystrica and received a contribution from the EU’s Mládež v akcii (Youth in Action) programme to support the workshop.

The local community was also involved in workshop activities and could attend an exhibition of the products made during the week.


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