Founded on a promise: PROTECT WHAT’S GOOD, Tetra Pak is committed to increasing the recycling of used beverage cartons, aiming to double the global recycling rate by 2020 to 40%.
As recycling is one of the great ways to conserve our natural resources, we believe it is vital that we instill the good habit of recycling and make aware the benefits of it to the next generation through school recycling activities at educational institutions.
Here are some of Tetra Pak’s school recycling activities in Singapore.
• The Little Green Dots
• Tetra Pak School Recycling Programme
The Little Green Dots
Tetra Pak began a school recycling programme in 2011 called The Little Green Dots Project, which extends Used Beverage Cartons (UBC) Recycling Education Activities to kindergarten students. Tetra Pak launched The Little Green Dots project was launched in collaboration between Tetra Pak, The Ministry of Education (MOE) and the National Environment Agency (NEA).
Tetra Pak engages its education partners to give talks on UBC recycling and the simple steps of "Rinse, Flip, Flap, Flatten". Recycle bins are made available to each participating school for their own UBC recycling activities.
Preschools registered under The Little Green Dots are given a set of The Little Green Dots Toolkit. Participating preschools are required to submit a report to Tetra Pak on a quarterly basis.
We are proud to announce the Active & Creative Award Winners of The Little Green Dots 2017:
PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ Sengkang South Blk 535-542-534 (KN)
The Little Green Dots Train-The-Trainer Programme
2015, Tetra Pak initiated The Little Green Dots Train-The-Trainer
Programme (LGD-TTT) as an extension to the LGD programme. In this
programme, teacher and student trainers from each partner school have
extended their support in delivering the environmental education module
to kindergarten students in a fun and engaging way, benefiting over 200
preschools in Singapore.
In 2017, we are proud
to have the opportunity of partnering with seven schools to share our
green messages to preschools. Our seven Little Green Dots partner
schools in 2017 are:
CHIJ OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE
CHIJ ST. NICHOLAS GIRLS' SCHOOL
GLOBAL INDIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (BALESTIER CAMPUS)
GLOBAL INDIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (EAST COAST)
ITE COLLEGE EAST
NAN HUA HIGH SCHOOL
SENG KANG SECONDARY SCHOOL
XING NAN PRIMARY SCHOOL:
partner schools have been greatly supporting us by sending their
teachers and students to conduct environmental talks to the
participating preschools on voluntary basis.
As the Little Green Dot programme expands, Tetra Pak is open to invite more secondary schools, high schools, colleges and tertiary education institutions over the years. All LGD-TTT School Partners shall have been participating in the Tetra Pak School Recycling programme for at least 1 year.
Used Beverage Cartons (UBCs) from drinks consumption by students and staff in school, or from consumption at home.
What To Do?
Tetra Pak will provide one special recycling bin for this programme.
Label the trash bag indicating collection for "Drink Packets". Place the trash bag at your school's recycling collection point.
Ensure that only UBCs are disposed into the trash bag. The Public Waste Collector (PWC) assigned to your school will collect the UBCs from the collection point (where all other recyclables are consolidated). The PWC will weigh the UBCs after collection and will send a monthly report to NEA and Tetra Pak. Schools can request for a collection report when necessary.
Additional supports from Tetra Pak: (Upon request and subject to availability)
Recycling talk / upcycling workshop
One sponsored recycling bin for UBCs
Free loan and delivery of recycling exhibits for special events
A sponsored educational trip to visit a recycling plant in Malaysia for top collection schools (subject to changes)
The Tetra Pak School Recycling Programme is part of our greater efforts to create awareness and encourage recycling of used beverage cartons in Singapore. The programme is in its 11th cycle this year and is now open for registration.