Dragon Recycling | In Xin’An, Together We Can Build A Greener Community
The Dragon Recycling at Shanghai Roots & Shoots recently collaborated with the Xin’an Community at An-Ting Town, Jia-Ding District to promote an eco-friendly green lifestyle. On November 18, the Dragon Recycling set up a Recycling Station while on November 24 and 25, the Green Classrooms were introduced.
The Dragoon Recycling is an environmental protection-themed educational program initiated by Shanghai Roots & Shoots in response to the government. Following the good example Shanghai Roots & Shoots plays, the Dragon Recycling also actively encourages the volunteers to build a greener community, raises the youngsters’ awareness of environmental protection and contributes to the construction of ecological civilization. The Dragon Recycling, furthermore, aims at promoting a greener, low-carbon lifestyle among communities and recycling the wastes, thus making concrete contribution to sustainable development.
According to a bill issued by the municipal government on garbage classification in 2018, it is imperative to classifying garbage from its sorts. Therefore, the Dragon Recycling made a how-to manual on garbage classification in order to help citizens more familiarized with waste recycling.
At the Recycling Station, the volunteers introduced to the residents how to handle different types of garbage such as useless electronic appliance, unwanted garments, expired drugs and daily waste like toothpaste tubes and toothbrushes. Besides, the volunteers encouraged the residents present to carry out the principal of green life. Despite the heavy rain, residents at the xin’an Community took an active part in the Dragon Recycling program; in the end, 31 items of daily waste (toothpastes, toothbrushes, etc.), 11.41 kilograms of e-waste, 241 items of garments and 7.2 kilograms of expired medicine were recycled in total and were sent to relevant environmental protection-organization, medical waste sent to the pharmacy.
In the Green Classroom, the volunteers , through a game, taught the primary and junior high school students the correct way of garbage classification, i.e., kitchen waste, recyclable waste, toxic and polluting waste and other waste. Different types of garbage were respectively sent to different landfills by specialized transporting cars where they will be filled, burnt or biochemically disposed. Apart from that, the volunteers also shared other ways to deal with the wastes like a second-hand fair or a recycling program.
Shanghai Roots & Shoots shoulders its responsibility as an environmental protection-oriented organization, and calls on the young people to build a greener community and a greener homeland.
*This activity is funded by the Shanghai Charity Foundation.
*Co-organizer: Xin’an Communty