Although Christmas is still six months away, the 5th edition of GreenPak’s ‘Nirricikla ghall-Istrina’ – (Recycling for Charity) campaign has been launched already.

Due to popular participation, kicking off earlier than usual aims to allow participants more time to collect plastic caps and increase the donation given by GreenPak Coop Society. l-Istrina is Malta’s Boxing Day charity campaign in aid of the Malta Community Chest Fund (MCCF), an organisation established to help individuals in need.

Mr Edgar Preca, Chairperson of the MCCF and spouse of the President of Malta, was present for the official inauguration. The launch was held at the Helen Keller Resource Centre in Qrendi – the school which last year collected the most plastic caps per student. Established in 1992 the Centre caters for physically and mentally challenged children and young adults.

The initiative, energetically driven by GreenPak for the fifth consecutive year, aims at collecting funds for the upcoming l-Istrina 2015 through gathering and recycling of plastic bottle caps. In recent editions, participation in the campaign has been extended beyond the participation of schools. As from last year, GreenPak has encouraged companies and organisations to join in and participate as well in this noble cause. For this year’s edition, GreenPak is actively working towards reaching an even wider audience. For the full story: