Trash to Treasure Campaign concludes with 4,000 kg of recyclables
THE Trash to Treasure (T3) Campaign successfully concluded yesterday with almost 4,000 kg of trash recycled at the Silver Jubilee Park.
The final collection gathered 1,976 kg of recyclables, making the total amount recycled in the campaign to 3,998 kg. Of those recycled yesterday, 1,327kg are paper, 192kg plastic, 67 kg aluminium, 39 kg metals and 352 kg electronic waste. Overall, the campaign successfully registered 32 households and five establishments.
The highest recyclers will be revealed at the National Environment Conference on August 13 at The Empire Hotel & Country Club. In addition to complimentary passes to the conference, the highest recyclers will be awarded eco prizes such as a Panasonic Inverter Air Conditioner, LG Eco Microwave Oven and Rowenta Eco Intelligence iron.
The conference, themed “Brunei’s Green Future: Ideas, Strategies, Possibilities”, will feature an exciting discussion with international experts and local industry leaders on energy conservation, strategies for green and sustainable development and possibilities of energy transition.
“We’re very happy to see the enthusiasm of Bruneians to support our campaign and recycle,” said Nanette Ramos, Manager of Asia Inc Forum’s Brunei Programmes. “It is very encouraging that people do not forget their responsibility to our environment, even in this Raya season when we have a lot of aluminium cans and plastic containers from the festivities.”
Ramos added that the Trash to Treasure Campaign marked a milestone for Asia Inc Forum and Brunei. “This is a significant step for Asia Inc Forum. We have always encouraged ‘green’ operations within our company – by saving energy and going paperless as much as possible – but this is the first time we are extending green practices to the Bruneian public. It is very positive to see the feedback and support we are getting for this campaign.”
Held in conjunction with the National Environment Conference, the T3 Campaign is a joint initiative 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; with TOTAL E&P Borneo BV, Butra Heidelberg Cement, Baiduri Bank and Brunei Press.
The Trash to Treasure Campaign was also supported by environmental NGOs Beach Bunch, Society for Community and Outreach Training (SCOT), Green Brunei and a local community group, Green Apeel.