Recycling initiative raises $10,000 vouchers for less-privileged students

SINGAPORE - Supermarket vouchers worth a total of $10,000 have been donated to 400 needy students, a result of the recycling efforts of students from 13 schools.

Students collected over 2,000kg of used plastic bottles, paper and cans for the Recycling Helps @ South East campaign, which was launched by NTUC FairPrice Foundation and South East Community Development Council (CDC).

For every 5kg of recyclables collected, FairPrice Foundation pledged to donate a set of $25 vouchers to a student from a less-privileged family studying in schools within the South East District.

The campaign is an initiative under the Go Green @ South East Greenplan.

Dr Maliki Osman, Mayor of South East District, said: "Recycling Helps @ South East is part of our efforts to champion environmental responsibility as well as promote active citizenry in our community. We are heartened that more schools have taken part in this programme, enabling us to instil the values of protecting our environment early in the hearts and minds of our younger generation. We are thankful to FairPrice Foundation in partnering us to make this campaign a success."