Monday, March 10, 2014
SOCIETY for Community Outreach & Training (SCOT) invites residents of Kg Batu Marang and its neighbouring areas to join its 6th Green Xchange (GX 6) on March 16.
With Kg Batu Marang mosque as its base, people are encouraged to bring recyclable materials, such as old books, newspapers, plastic bottles, cans, and defunct appliances, to be exchanged with rice.
A load worth $1 will receive 1.5kg of rice from SCOT.
The exchange rates set by the group are as follow: plastics and papers are priced at $0.05 per kg; metals at $0.15 per kg, aluminium at $1.20 per kg; and defunct appliances at $1-$2 per kg.
These were shared by GX 6 Project Manager Auji Azizi Mohd Noor during a rice packaging session at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD)’s yesterday.
“It’s all about being environmental-friendly and creating opportunities for those in need,” he said of the project.
“Rather than throwing their stuff away, they can exchange them.”
Auji stated that the group has allocated 100kg of rice in the sixth round of its Green Xchange project.
He also said 200 volunteers from local higher education institutions such as UBD, Institut Teknologi Brunei and Politeknik Brunei, and the private sector are expected to help out on Sunday.
“We only opened the registration for 100 volunteers, but Alhamdulillah, more turned up offering to lend a hand.”
The sixth Green Xchange will be held this Sunday from 9am to 4pm.
More information and update of GX 6, search SCOT on Facebook or tweet @SCOT_BRUNEI.
You can also call the society at 8155538 or visit its website at www.fightpovertywithus.org.
The Brunei Times