GMI project: 3,250 plastic bottles used to build "sustainable" Christmas trees

Celebrating the holiday season in a responsible and eco-friendly way: this was the objective of the recycling campaign launched by the GMI project in several Lebanese schools last December. In the framework of this campaign, 3,250 plastic bottles were collected and then used to build five Christmas trees placed in public places and supermarkets located in Jnah, Hazmieh, Dbayeh and Jbeil regions.

According to a press release of the GMI project, the five high meter Christmas trees raised a great deal of interest, many people taking pictures of these unique creations made of recycled material.

"This initiative, carried out in collaboration with Spinneys and Sukleen, is part of the GMI awareness raising activities aiming at educating the youth to be environmentally proactive, to consume responsibly and to integrate the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle waste) in their daily routine" said Diana Kobayter, manager of the GMI project. "The message of the project through this activities is to state that the festive season should also be a celebration of responsibility and conservation of the Mediterranean environment" she added.

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