Prince Laurent lashes out at press

9th March 2007, Comments 0 comments

9 March 2007, BRUSSELS - Children at the public primary school in Adinkerke showed Prince Laurent on Thursday how to sort and recycle garbage, how to make a compost heap, and how to buy environmentally friendly products.

9 March 2007

BRUSSELS - Children at the public primary school in Adinkerke showed Prince Laurent on Thursday how to sort and recycle garbage, how to make a compost heap, and how to buy environmentally friendly products.

This is what they have learned from the "garbage games" that were launched at primary schools in Adinkerke by the environmental department in De Panne.

The prince took time to talk to many children during the visit. But he also warned them not to talk to the press too much. "Some press people write a lot of lies about me."

The prince also addressed the journalists several times. "I've been through the mill because of you lately. All lies! People expect serious information. Teach them how to live with more environmental awareness. Teach them about residual waste. Tell them about separating garbage. Urge for a uniform waste policy. Why does that differ from municipality to municipality? Those are the challenges that face you," Laurent said.

Should you put a plastic bag from the department store in the waste bag for plastic, metal and drinks cartons? What do you do with metal and plastic caps from bottles?  And should you leave the label on the bottle?

These turned out to be questions that the prince too struggles with. "You have to rinse the bottles," the official from the environmental department informed him. "I always do that," the prince said, "but then you're using water, aren't you? Being environmentally aware is a complicated business."

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Belgian news

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