Aid by bottle deposit refund

humedica passes on Baden-Airpark deposit bottle project to Red Cross

2020/07/01

The international humanitarian organization humedica passes on the deposit bottle project at the Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden (FKB) airport to the DRK-Kreisverband Bühl-Achern e.V. The German Red Cross also takes over the collection containers from humedica. Markus Mußler, air operation division manager, handed over a last cheque covering the last 12 months revenue worth 7.991.48 € to humedica employee Miriam Barta.

Since August 2017 passengers of the Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden (FKB) airport can throw their deposit bottles into dedicated collection containers in front of security checkpoints. The bottle deposit revenue benefits completely the international projects of the humanitarian aid organization humedica.

Miriam Barta (humedica), Markus Mußler (Baden-Airpark GmbH), Felix Brenneisen (DRK-Kreisverband Bühl-Achern e.V.) and the volunteer Manfred Buchdunger (from the left to the right) attended the donation cheque presentation at the Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden (FKB) airport. Photo: humedica

„We are so glad about the longstanding support from both the airport and Der Grüne Punkt, says humedica employee Miriam Barta. „We would also like to thank our volunteers, who emptied the containers regularly in summer and winter, in good and bad weather. We would not have been able to run this campaign without their support.“

„It has been a pleasure to help people in need with the deposit bottles collected here on site“, Markus Mußler is happy to tell us. „We thank humedica for the good cooperation and are glad that the DRK-Kreisverband Bühl-Achern will take over this special project. We are looking forward to a good collaboration.“

From the first of July the revenue of the bottle deposits will benefit projects of the German Red Cross. „We thank humedica and the Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden (FKB) airport for offering us to take over this interesting project. This sustainable initiative will help us to finance social projects in this region“, comments Felix Brenneisen, chairman of the DRK-Kreisverband Bühl-Achern e.V.

Since 40 years humedica is committed to help people in need, who suffer from natural disasters or structural poverty. Regularly, its volunteer intervention teams are among the first aids on site after earthquakes, hurricanes or floods. Other priorities of the worldwide humedica engagement are long-term health and education projects in countries like Sri Lanka, India, Ethiopia or Brazil as well as the support with supply goods.

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