06 Sep '11, 6am

Rubbish bins thrown out to tackle 'use-and-throw' culture at NUS

Ninety per cent of the rubbish bins at the National University of Singapore disappeared on Tuesday. Students were also asked by the school to carry water bottles and lunch boxes instead of requesting takeaway carriers. The move was part of the school's new annual Climate Action Day, which replaces its previous Green Carnival. Almost all of the 15,000 rubbish bins around the campus were removed for one day on Tuesday by the university's environmental club Students Against the Violation of the Earth. Ms Goh Jean Woon, 21, the club's publicity director, said this was to help tackle the 'use and throw' culture at the school. 'Hopefully without the bins students will realise how much rubbish they generate each day and take steps to reduce it,' Ms Goh said.

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