21 Apr '11, 10am

Up to 120,000 kids to reduce use of plastic bags (via ST iPhone App)

Up to 120,000 kids to reduce use of plastic bags (via ST iPhone App)

David Tay, 5, reacts after collecting recyclable goodie bags at Giant Vivo City. He was part of the preschoolers who took part in a 'green' shopping spree for basic essentials which were given to 20 beneficiaries. -- ST PHOTO: MUGILAN RAJASEGERAN SOME 4,000 low-income families in the South West district here may look forward to receiving goody bags - each worth $25 - containing daily essentials such as rice, oil and other food products. In conjunction with Earth Day, retailer Dairy Farm Singapore (DFS), the South West Community Development Council (CDC), the National Environment Agency and the Singapore Environment Council have jointly introduced an initiative to get pre-schoolers to reduce their usage of plastic bags, and at the same time, raise funds for the needy. Launched this morning at one of DFS' stores, Giant hypermart at Vivocity, the programme involves 109 pre-sc...

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