Skip to content
OMO Waste For Good logo header image

Waste For Good

Waste for Good is a 3-week programme that seeks to make our youth a part of the solution towards addressing plastic waste and littering by encouraging the collection and recycling of plastic waste.

The programme aims to empower children to get together and collectively create a movement that will give back to society. We hope this initiative inspires them to be responsible citizens of the Earth in their everyday life.

What is the Waste-For-Good Programme

Waste for Good is a 3-week programme that seeks to make our youth a part of the solution towards addressing plastic waste and littering by encouraging the collection and recycling of plastic waste. By empowering children to get together and collectively create a movement that will give back to society in one form or another, we hope that this will inspire them to integrate it within their daily life.

Opportunities for Children’s Participation

Recycling of Plastic Packaging

Children will be encouraged to bring into their school used plastic packaging and will receive house-points for every plastic pack brought in.

  • The plastic brought in for recycling needs to be clean. That means it must NOT be contaminated with organic or any other kinds of waste.

  • The packaging must be cleaned from the inside

Education

on plastic waste and recycling in the class via quizzes and video’s

Upcycling competition

participation with cash awards for winners

  • Each year, at least 8 million tonnes of plastics leak into the ocean! This is equivalent to dumping the contents of one garbage truck into the ocean every minute. This is expected to increase to two per minute by 2030 and four per minute by 2050.
  • It is expected that, by the year 2025, oceans will contain 1 tonne of plastic for every 3 tonnes of fish. And by the year 2050, the weight of plastics in the oceans will outweigh fish.
  • Only 14% of plastic packaging is collected for recycling. Who do you think is to blame for this? We humans of course. After we finish consuming, we discard the packaging without thinking! Let's take the effort to dispose of in 'recycle bins'.
  • Plastic packaging plays an important role in society to protect products and reduce waste. For example, every year almost 1/3rd of all food produced in the world ends up rotting due to poor transportation and harvesting practices.
  • Yes full circle logo
  • GEMS Education