Recycling Drive Collects Over 400kg of Recyclables

Recycling Drive Collects Over 400kg of Recyclables

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On 1st April 2019, Green Brunei successfully organised a recycling drive in conjunction with Global Recycling Day (18th March). Green Brunei's conservation team (comprising of Nazurah Noor and Wynona Curaming) spearheaded the drive from 2-4 PM under the National Stadium. Almost 40 people participated by giving their recyclable items. Thanks to the public's gracious support, over 400 kg of recyclables were gathered in total.   To break it down, the following were collected: 108 kg plastic bottles 335 kg paper 35 kg of e-waste, metal items and aluminum cans [caption id="attachment_1567" align="aligncenter" width="640"] A variety of recyclables classified into plastic, paper, metal and e-waste[/caption] The Daikyo Recycling Company assisted in weighing the items. They were then carried away in large trucks to be recycled. Inshallah, Green Brunei will hold regular…
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Open burning ‘a culture’ in Brunei

Open burning ‘a culture’ in Brunei

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OPEN burning is so common that it has become “a culture” in Brunei, despite repeated warnings and laws to deter people from burning their garbage. Dk Haryanti Pg Hj Petra, environment officer and head of Belait branch at the Department of Environment, Parks and Recreation (JASTRE), said officers even get threatened when they advise offenders not to practise open burning. Advisories were given to prevent open burning in all four districts, but the bad habit still occurs frequently, she told The Brunei Times. The environmental officer said open burning has already become “part of Brunei’s culture”, and most of the open burning violators were senior citizens. “It is understood that we live in a society where disposing crops and grass by burning is considered normal as our parents and their…
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