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Ambarabà Ricicloclò: an enviromental competition for young students
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Ambarabà Ricicloclò: an enviromental competition for young students

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A competition to raise awareness among young people on the issues of resource recovery and recycling. This year also open to Italian primary schools around the world


Combining reflection on environmental issues with the study of the Italian language: this is the original formula of ‘Ambarabà Ricicloclò – Da cosa nasce cosa’ (One thing leads to another), an environmental education initiative open to primary schools, now in its 8th edition, and that this year, for the first time, also engages Italian schools abroad with a dedicated special edition.

The competition is based on the discovery of expressions and plays on words that creatively describe the life cycle of steel packaging. Students are invited to reflect on and work with the Italian language and the possible imaginative reuse of language, as a metaphor for recycling.

 The 2021 edition of the competition is dedicated in particular to the invention of proverbs and ways of speaking and invites students to draw on traditional Italian and foreign cultural heritage. The top 3 classes will be awarded the prize of books worth €200.

The project is part of a range of educational activities aimed at disseminating good practices as a tool for establishing cultural identity. It is promoted by the National Consortium for the recycling of steel RICREA, the children’s literature magazine Andersen, with the patronage of the Ministry of the Environment and the support of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Classes that are interested can participate by registering by 26 March 2021. The entries can be submitted until 30 April 2021.  Call for registrations, forms and teaching material are available at the official website

For further information, contact: Raffaella Giampaola – Office V –

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