T3 Campaign promotes recycling habits

Posted on  23/06/2014  |  Media Centre

THE Trash to Treasure (T3) Campaign yesterday saw a big turnout at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium, Berakas, exceeding its target of 200 kilogrammes of recyclable items.

With some 20 registrations, the T3 Campaign successfully collected 546 kilogrammes of trash from members of the public. The trash collected comprised 488 kilogrammes of paper, 27 kilogrammes of plastic, eight kilogrammes of aluminium, two kilogrammes of metals and 21 kilogrammes of electronic wastes.

The campaign, targeted at households and businesses, also generated the interest of a number of schools to participate in the campaign. “Our aim is to encourage people to recycle at home and at work. We are taking small steps to instil this positive habit,” said Asia Inc Forum’s conference manager, Nanette Ramos.

“Through the T3 Campaign, Asia Inc Forum hoped to extend the habit of recycling from schools to households and businesses. Schools that are interested to participate in the campaign are encouraged to get their students to register their households,” Ramos said.

Members of the T3 Campaign at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium yesterday

Members of the T3 Campaign at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium yesterday

Weighing the recyclable items

Weighing the recyclable items

Yesterday’s T3 campaign marked the first collection, with second and final collection scheduled to take place on August 10 at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium, Berakas. The campaign was held in conjunction with the National Environment Conference to promote environmentally-conscious lifestyle and build a sustainable living environment in Brunei.

The highest recyclers from each category (household and business) will receive prizes during the National Environment Conference on August 13. All proceeds raised from the recycling campaign will be donated to participating NGOs to fund for their environmental projects.

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; TOTAL E&P Borneo BV, Butra Heidelberg Cement, Baiduri Bank and Brunei Press.

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

Source: http://borneobulletin.brunei-online.com.bn/?p=226987