School Recycling 2019 – 2020 program is on track with its expansion plan

18:10 | 23/06/2020 Environment

The program of School Recycling collaborated between Hanoi’s and Ho Chi Minh City’s Education & Training Department, Environment & Natural Resources Department and program stakeholders is on track with remarkable deliverables, marking its very success in the first year of expansion.   

In particular, more than 1,400 kindergartens and primary schools in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City participate the program. All of participating kindergartens achieve positive results in terms of training, guiding and checking the categorizing of used carton packages, thereby improve the quality of used carton to meet recycling requirements.

Used cartons can be recycled materials for notebooks, bio-roof panels, etc.

Participating the program, schoolchildren are instructed the simple steps of unfolding four corners of used cartons, flattening, sticking covers to carton openings and placing them into dustbins for collection. The used carton packages are then collected periodically every two weeks by Tetra Pak’s partners and transported to Dong Tien Paper factory to be materials for the production of such useful products as notebooks, bio-roof panels, etc.

“The aim of this program goes beyond segregating and collecting used cartons at primary schools but to instill the good habit of carton recycling at household level and among the public. This is the first year that we deploy the program on a large scale following the successful piloting in Ho Chi Minh City in 2018-2019. We are glad to see positive program deliverables which set a good example for different cities and provinces to learn from”, said Mr. Ta Bao Long, Head of Public Communications, Tetra Pak Vietnam.

Tetra Pak is actively engaged with community organizations to establish and expand the chain of public drop-off stations

Apart from the program of School Recycling, Tetra Pak is actively engaged with community organizations to establish and expand the chain of public drop-off stations so that consumers can bring their used cartons for collecting and recycling. Tetra Pak currently holds a network of more than 30 drop-off stations in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and other provinces/cities. The list of drop-off stations is available at taichevohopsua.com.

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