For this year’s Earth Week, Greenlink launched a Bring Your Own programme to encourage school staff and students to bring their own lunchboxes for takeaways, to reduce usage of single-use styrofoam and plastic takeaway containers.
To kick off this Bring-Your-Own initiative, our Greenlink members conducted CCE sessions to educate NJ students about how using such single-use takeaway containers bring about harmful effects on the environment.
Next, we gave out cards for students and staff to collect stamps whenever they refuse single-use takeaway containers so as to encourage them to bring their own Tupperware lunchboxes for takeaways!
At the end of the month, we also gave out WHEAT (not plastic!) cutlery sets to students and staff who collected 8 stamps on their cards. 🙂
We hope that by rolling out this initiative, NJ community can be more aware of the deleterious effects on our environment when using single-use takeaway containers and we hope that they would join us on our journey to greening NJC! 🙂