Students collect over 25 tonnes of recyclables

Some 25,317 kilogrammes (kg) of recyclable materials were collected in the Virtual Recycling Competition: School Edition organised by Green Depot to inspire and encourage students to reduce, reuse, and recycle (3Rs).

The competition which ended on June 19 was held in conjunction with World Environment Day and was split into two categories – Category A for primary schools and Category B for secondary schools.

The collection of paper, boxes, aluminium cans, scrap metals and electronic waste (e-waste) was picked up by Daikyo Environmental Recycling Sdn Bhd for processing and recycling.

Seri Mulia Sarjana International School won Category A with 6,121kg haul and Rimba III Primary School and Lambak Kanan Primary School with 1,490.8kg and 1477kg were in second and third place.

Sultan Sharif Ali Secondary School won Category B with 5,295.5kg followed by Chung Ching Middle School Seria and St James School Kuala Belait with 4,075kg and 1,248.72kg.

Since its inception in 2018 under Green Brunei and supported by Brunei Shell Petroleum Sdn Bhd (BSP), Green Depot has collected over 60,300kg of recyclable materials.

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