T3 Recycling Campaign to run final collection at Silver Jubilee Park

Posted on  09/08/2014  |  Media Centre

THE Trash to Treasure (T3) Recycling Campaign will hold its second and final collection on Sunday, August 10, starting from 8am to 4pm at the Silver Jubilee Park in Bandar Seri Begawan.

The campaign is open to all households and establishments in Brunei and aims to build and sustain an environmentally friendly community through waste reduction and increase awareness in recycling.

Attractive prizes are up for grabs for the highest recyclers including a Panasonic Inverter Air Conditioner, LG Eco Microwave Oven and Rowenta Eco Intelligence iron. The highest recyclers from each category will be awarded prizes during the National Environment Conference on August 13.

Household participants who have recycled over 80 kg, and establishments who have recycled up to 400 kg of trash are entitled to a lucky dip for tickets to the National Environment Conference, which is worth $325 each. All the proceeds (monetary value of the trash according to weight) raised from the recycling campaign will be donated to participating NGOs to fund for their environmental projects.

The trash to be recycled must be segregated by material types: papers, plastic bottles and containers, aluminium, metals and electronic wastes. Electronic wastes are accepted as long as they contain the Power Circuit Board (PCB). They include a variety of items such as, telephone, computers, laptops, televisions, radio, DVD player, printers, calculators, refrigerators and others. As glass cannot be recycled, large electronics with glass (eg: television set, monitors, etc) will be deducted by 5 kg.

The first T3 campaign saw relative success with a collection of over 500 kg of trash, donated from household members and establishments across Brunei. “Our aim is to make recycling a habit for Bruneians at home and at work,” Nanette Ramos, conference manager of Asia Inc Forum said.

“The T3 campaign represents the small steps we, and the rest of Brunei, are taking to raise awareness that there is value in our trash, and we can recycle them into something we can use again.”

The T3 Campaign is a collaborative project between Asia Inc Forum, the Department of

Environment, Parks and Recreation (JASTRe) of the Ministry of Development, and Daikyo Environmental Recycling together with the conference partners: TOTAL E&P Borneo BV, Butra Heidelberg Cement, Baiduri Bank, and Brunei Press.

For more information, the public can contact Low Leng May at may.low@asiaincforum.com, or call 2226555 ext 10.

Source: http://borneobulletin.brunei-online.com.bn/?p=243577