Keeping It Clean
Keep Clean, Singapore 2018 saw an impressive turnout with over 500 participants throughout the five divisions in Tampines.
Dedicated residents, students from Springfield Secondary School and volunteers from Tampines Central CC Youth Executive Committee and Temasek Polytechnic were among those who joined in the mission to care for our environment. Donning plastic gloves and armed with metal tongs and rubbish bags, our volunteers scoured the estates and made sure every single bit of trash was cleared.
“We love nature and it’s better to keep it clean. We should always pick up after ourselves.” advised Mikyal Nadia and Rifa Nashirah, both 14, from Springfield Secondary School.
The total amount of trash collected came up to a startling approximate weight of 170kg, with majority of the items being half-emptied bottled drinks and cigarette butts. Just imagine, how much cleaner our beautiful Tampines would be, if everyone played his or her part in disposing of litter responsibly!
“I believe having a clean environment is not difficult, so long as everyone plays their part,” said 32-year-old Janessa Thng. “Children should be educated on this from young and naturally it will become a habit that they should not litter and to throw rubbish in the bin.”