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New trees in Dilbeek thanks to Climate Forests Campaign.

This week Natuurpunt Dilbeek volunteers are rolling up their sleeves to plant 60 trees in the Begijnenborre wood near Zibbeek. From November to February, Recupel and Natuurpunt ran a mobile phone collection campaign in conjunction with the Climate Forests Campaign, part of the Opgewekt Pajottenland strategic project. "Worldwide, only one percent of all mobile phones are recycled even though they are full of precious metals," explains deputy Ann Schevenels. "Opgewekt Pajottenland turned to the company Out of Use to give the discarded devices a second lease of life or to recycle the components.” The campaign delivered an impressive 725 mobile phones, enough for 60 new trees or 236 m² of newly planted woodland. 

Opgewekt Pajottenland is a collaboration between the province, the Pajottenland & Zennevallei Regional Landscape, ten municipalities and Klimaatpunt. 

(Source: RingTV, 11/03/2021)

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