In line with the Year Towards Zero Waste, National Geographic collaborates with the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) on the #RecycleRight campaign to motivate Singaporeans to recycle more and recycle right. A co-organised community outreach event will occur on 15 and 16 June 2019, at HDB Hub Toa Payoh, and a video series titled “Green Heroes” featuring National Geographic Explorer Arthur Huang will be premiered.
Visitors to the #RecycleRight event can expect visual storytelling, interactive booths, and educational experiences on how to recycle more and recycle right. Arthur Huang and his team from MINIWIZ will conduct an exciting demonstration of the Mini Trashpresso for the first time in Singapore. The mini Trashpresso is a portable recycling plant designed to recycle plastic waste in mere minutes. Visitors can witness the recycling process compacted into three simple steps: sorting, heating, and reshaping. With these, the machine can convert plastic waste such as water bottles and bottle caps into useful end products such as coasters and bowls, demonstrating how the waste loop can be closed if proper recycling is practised.
Go behind-the-scenes on the recycling processes in Singapore and be captivated by a photo story shot by National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2017, Jayaprakash Bojan. Visitors participating in game booths can stand a chance to redeem exclusive prizes including coasters produced by the Mini Trashpresso, or reusable cutlery sets from National Geographic.
The special two-part video series “Green Heroes” will also premiere at the event, where one can journey with Arthur Huang on his visit to Semakau Landfill, the SCARCE laboratory at Nanyang Technological University, and SembCorp’s Material Recovery Facility, and find out more about developing Singapore’s circular economy.