Recycling Day is a yearly event held in
Singapore. During this special day, exhibitions and games were held at
Community clubs and town centres for everyone to have fun. This year
(2007) was no exception.
event Recycling Day 2007 was held at Ang Mo Kio Hub (Other places like
Punggol CC also held this activity, yet in a much smaller scale.) This
trip’s primary objective was to get to learn more about
recycling and to enhance the quality of our project. . Wei Xiang had
the digital camera so he took the photos featured here, Cheng Jie
participated in some of the activities and Joseph asked about several
organizations such as Tetra Pak Jurong Pte Ltd and others to learn more
about these companies. These were the so called
“roles” that day. There was many people, different
stalls from different schools and organizations all there for 1
purpose- to promote recycling.
were many activities to promote the recycled products and recycling
itself. Many fun and interesting games were held. As long as you
participate in these games, and we stand to win a prize. Other stalls
were set up by companies included Nokia and HP. People can pass their
unwanted hand phones or ink cartages to the people-in-charge at the
booth to recycle them. Contests were also conducted, such as the
Preschooler colouring contest for young kids to have fun. Art works
with the subject “Environmentalism” were also put
up for voting. Different schools submitted different art pieces for
voting in each category. All these were done to raise awareness about
Recycling. Reusable Bags that were designed specifically for the theme
of recycling were put on display too. An interesting activity was the
“carbon test” by the Nokia booth. The test would
ask you questions such as how many times do you take car or how often
do you walk to your destination. Then it would show you the carbon
level you produced. For Joseph, the results were: If everyone on the
Earth was like him, we would need 1.4 Earths. This activity is rather
fun as it will show you how much more effort do you need to put in to
Save The Earth.
different organizations include Tetra Pak Jurong Pte Ltd, etc. They put
up banners and exhibition booths. All these were to create a global, or
at least on a national level, awareness on the importance of recycling
objects, and also to educate people on different styles of recycling
and of course, the importance to stop global warming. We will also get
to know the process of recycling etc. All these help us a lot in the
research. These organizations also set up stalls to sell items such as
model cars or trishaws made from tin cans and others unwanted
materials. The tin cans were cut into shapes and sizes to create these
cool models. They were on sale. Other items include the sale of
reusable bags with a whole pack (6 packets) of packet drinks inside or
only the reusable bag itself. Another organization carried out so
called “mass recycling”, where residents brought
their want-to-be-recycled items there for recycling. They can exchange
food and market vouchers too as rewards! Beside its booth was a
recycling bin, where everyone could throw his or her tin cans or
plastic bottles inside for recycling purposes.
Afterwards, a skit conducted by a secondary
school was also held. A Q&A session was also held before the
skit, residents could get prizes by answering the questions correctly.
The answers were found on the banners and exhibition booths in the
As for the 3 of us who had been there, we
had a fun time there working together with our group mates and also to
find out more about recycling. In short, we enjoyed the trip, though we
had little time, around only 3 hours to do walk around and participate
in the activities. So if there is another chance, perhaps it will be
fun to go again next year.
Even if we only went to the Ang
Mo Kio hub’s recycling day fair, there were also others
different fairs with different activities at other places. Examples of
other activities held were balloon sculpturing, performances by people
and coin recycling activities, all also aimed at promoting Recycling.
"Recycling Day 2007." National
Environmental Agency. National Environmental Agency. 7 Jan
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