Veolia Environmental Services, Tasmania Launches Exciting Design Competition for Primary Schools

Veolia Environmental Services in Tasmania have launched an exciting competition for school-aged children to design Veolia's very own recycling education vehicle. The competition is open to children in grades 1-6 and marks the expansion of Veolia's school-based education and training services.

Aug 02, 2011, 12:52 ET from Veolia Environmental Services, Australia

SYDNEY, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Entrants are asked to create a unique design for Veolia's newest educational van which will be used for Veolia's education officers as they travel around the State delivering information and resources on recycling and waste management for Primary school children and other groups.

Children are encouraged to be as creative as possible, and deliver a design which represents the importance of recycling and protecting our planet. The winner of the competition will walk away with an Apple iPad and the winner's school will be given a further $1000 sustainability grant to be used for an environmental initiative at their school. Competition closes on 31st August, 2011.

Veolia Environmental Services within Tasmania owns and operates three recycling facilities, which sort and separate materials such as paper, plastic and glass for re-use. By recycling these products, Veolia is helping to minimise the environmental impacts of waste which include reduced greenhouse gas emissions, reduced reliance on virgin materials and reduced waste-to-landfill rates.

By educating primary school children on the correct practices relating to waste and recycling, Veolia is helping to ensure that Tasmania's future generations are active recyclers and understand what they can do to reduce their impact on the environment.

About Veolia: Veolia Environmental Services is Australia's environmental services leader in all facets of waste disposal, e-waste recycling and resource recovery, as well as Industrial Services such as Industrial Cleaning and Facilities Management. Veolia has over 30 years industry experience in implementing effective, innovative and sustainable Waste Management and Industrial Services solutions.

SOURCE Veolia Environmental Services, Australia