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ESA X AEPW X ALBA WH – Recycling Heroes 2022 | Last Update: 7 Jun, 5pm | Next Update: 1 Jul, 5pm
Our logistics partner will weigh the recyclables on-site for each school. This will be updated on the ALBA app monthly.
There is no minimum amount for collection. However, if schools wish to cancel their collection, you can call 800 Super (via their hotline) 3 days before your scheduled collection day.
Yes, we intend to provide transparency. The plan, as of 7 Jun 2022, is that all of the waste plastic collected will be mechanically recycled.
The collection will take place by school zones. We will provide a hotline to contact our logistics partner – 800 Super.
Based on feedback from waste collectors, weekly collection should suffice as the bin size is large. However, if there is a need to clear it ahead of our scheduled collection, feel free to reach out to us and we will try to accommodate your request.
Unfortunately, we will not be able to do so. However, we can link you up with other bin suppliers!
Sure, we can accommodate this request. We will reach out to schools that have signed up in end May to discuss when is a good time to deploy these bins.
We are in the midst of confirming our key activities and will share this with the schools that have signed up in end May. By mid-June, we should have a tentative dates for each of these activities.
In the engagement programmme, we have planned for 3 board meetings, a few talks conducted by our partner companies, a (virtual) learning journey, and a chat with CEO for now. We may add more to the programme at a later date.
Each participating school will have 2 slots per activity. They can choose to send their 2 selected ambassadors or any 2 students of their choice.
We high encourage teachers or parent volunteers to join the sessions. This way, they can co-create and provide guidance to the students but this is not a requirement on our end.
Yes, the 15-week ambassadorship programme for 2 selected students per school is optional. If your school would like to allow more students to join the engagement activities on an ad-hoc basis, please pick OPTION 2 in the confirmation form.
That being said, we restricted the number of slots for the 15-week programme (OPTION 3) as it was meant to be an intensive mentorship journey to help students figure out how to recycle plastics better. During the 15-week, we imagined that students will be closely mentored by staff from our partner companies and attend monthly board meetings. Due to its high intensity, we do not feel we have the bandwidth to open up more slots at this moment.
In contrast, we could open up 2 slots per school for every activity or event and have different students join us each session if your school opts for OPTION 2. As usual, do ping me your feedback if you have other suggestions!
You may pick your school’s preferred level of commitment. Schools are given three options:
OPTION 1: Plastic Collection Programme ONLY
Schools will allow us to place a bin and collect plastics every week. We will work together to answer queries about which plastics are recyclable and which are not.
OPTION 2: Plastic Collection & Engagement Programme – will partake in activities on an ad-hoc basis.
Apart from the collection of plastics, we will invite schools for events / workshops / talks by our partner companies. Schools can select 2 students per event. We are also open to other specific requests and will try our best to accede to them.
OPTION 3: Plastic Collection & Engagement Programme – will send 2 Ambassadors.
Apart from the collection of plastics, 2 selected students will be part of an intensive 15-week mentorship programme where they will have monthly board meetings to learn from other ambassadors and be mentored by staff from our partner companies. These two students will be empowered to own the project, mentored by people who are in the industry and recognised for their efforts at the end of the 15-week cycle.
Please indicate your preferred level of commitment in the confirmation of interest form via https://linktr.ee/recyclingheroessg. As usual, please ping me your feedback if you have other suggestions!
Fill in this confirmation of interest form via https://linktr.ee/recyclingheroessg
Do hurry as we are only accepting 15 Secondary Schools and 15 Primary Schools for this pilot round!