The Dragon Recycling at Shanghai Roots & Shoots recently collaborated with the Yikang Community in Jing’an District to promote an eco-friendly green lifestyle. On December 16th, the Dragon Recycling set up a Recycling Station while on December 8th and 9th, 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.

In the Green Classrooms, the volunteers taught the residents the correct way of garbage classification, i.e., kitchen waste, recyclable waste, toxic and polluting waste and other waste. In Shanghai, different types of garbage are 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. The volunteers also guided the residents to make small wallets from abandoned back-drops.

(Green Classroom, December 8th)

(Green Classroom, December 9th)

At the Recycling Station, the volunteers introduced to the residents how to handle different types of garbage such as electronic waste, clothing waste, medicine waste and daily waster like toothpastes. Besides, the volunteers encouraged the residents present to carry out the principal of green life. Residents at the Yikang Community took an active part in the Dragon Recycling program; in the end, 20 items of daily waste  (toothpastes, toothbrushes, etc.), 4.5kilograms of electronic waste, 248 items of clothing waste and 2.91 kilograms of expired medicine were recycled in total and were sent to relevant environmental protection-organization, medical waste sent to the pharmacy.

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.

** The events were funded by Shanghai Charity Foundation.

** Co-organizer: Yikang Community, Jing’an District

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