DEP Organizes One-day Summer Camp on Recycling for Kids
Aug 03, 2014 UncategorizedComments Off on DEP Organizes One-day Summer Camp on Recycling for Kids
To promote the concept of recycling to kids, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) organized a one-day summer camp for the young children enrolled at the City Hall Employee Kindergarten on the second floor of the Neihu Recycled Furniture Auction House on August 3.
According to DEP, waste recycling has always been an area of focus for the agency. To promote this concept to children, the agency organized the one-day summer camp to educate preschool kids on the opportunities created by recycled materials and the hard work associated with garbage classification.
The participants had the chance to learn about the recycling of furniture, how the auctions are conducted, and how to use recycled papers to create pressed flowers during a DIY class.
In addition to strengthening the interaction between parents and kids, the young boys and girls obtained firsthand knowledge on the value of recycled products through hands-on experience in making the pressed flowers.
As the first municipality on the island to implement the per-bag trash collection fee policy in 2000, Taipei has set many records in waste management. The recycling rate of the city reached 56.15-percent in 2013, placing it first in the nation. Shanghai, Hong Kong, and a number of foreign countries all learned from Taipei’s achievements in the field of recycling.