Recycling has its rewards [News]

April 23, 2012 by  
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By Amanda Lee, Today, 23 Apr 2012.

More recyclable material has been collected from Housing and Development Board (HDB) flats and landed properties, according to the country’s first online recycling rewards programme.

The programme, called Grow your Recycling Incentives Now, was launched in June in landed properties in Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency (GRC) and parts of Jalan Besar GRC by Veolia Environmental Services.

The programme was rolled out a month later in HDB estates in Tampines, Pasir Ris and Changi Simei, as well as in landed properties in Pasir Ris and Changi Simei.

Residents can earn redemption points for every kilogram of recyclable material collected, which can be used to redeem for retail privileges or be donated to support charitable causes.

According to Veolia Environmental Services, the amount of recyclable material collected from the HDB flats grew by over four times, from 90 tonnes in July to 365 tonnes in January.

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Source: Today

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2 Responses to “Recycling has its rewards [News]”
  1. Celine Tay says:

    i would like to know can we recycle plastic bags in the hdb recycling bin?

  2. Cruz Elisa M says:

    Dear Committee on Recycling,

    I have 2 boxes of old newspaper and would like to donate this to those who could get something useful out of it.

    If you are interested, our office is near Tanjong Pagar MRT, near Shenton Way.

    I’ve put in this drive just a few months ago, because we are getting newspapers daily and nobody from work has any interest on bringing this home. So I suggested to pass them to me, (they are accumulating fast!. and I’ll contact some orgs who could take this and out of our store room.

    thanks a lot!
    Looking forward to to pass this with you.

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