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The Chlorofil Foundation has developed, as a part of its ecological education action for children which is conducted in the form of an ecological contest, an ecological education application for desktop computers and mobile devices entitled "Electrorecycling League" and published it in free online resources at www.chlorofil.com.pl. This application teaches children and youths about the importance of the selective collection, recovery and recycling of secondary raw materials.
Poland is a European Union country with copper and silver reserves that are important on a global scale. There is growing need to implement a project that raises awareness about secondary raw material because there is limited popularization of selective waste collection and recycling in Poland. The project is addressed at children, because they are a very important group in terms of shaping pro-ecological behaviours and proper attitudes in the future.
The solution is to draw attention to the need of recycling and tell children why recycling is important. Chlorofil Foundation has been developing interactive teaching and information aids and shared them on the internet free of charge. They have developed three publicly available applications, that is, “Max is sorting waste”, a modern municipal waste sorting facility, where the player, with the use of most advanced available technologies, selects five basic groups of raw materials. Information on how to sort packaging materials in a correct way is added to this game so the player will have a visual understanding of recycling.
In Poland, the game is viewed as an innovative competition and the only one that transfers the knowledge in the field of environmental education and sustainable development to this age group through online applications in the form of simple educational games. In fact, anyone can play the games, not just children. One can go through the applications in a matter of minutes, gaining knowledge.