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  1. 1. CIP
  2. 2. Tzu Chi Foundation In August 1990, while the crowd was applauding heartily at the end of a lecture delivered by Master Cheng Yen at Central Taiwan, the Master urged the supporters to use their clapping hands to put environmental protection into action so as to keep the planet unpolluted and actualize a cycle of “turning garbage into gold and gold into love” (earnings from the recycling activities are used for charity purposes). The call drew numerous supports and gradually developed into a genuine grassroots force in Taiwan – the Foundation now operates more than 4500 recycling stations across the island, steadily staffed by over 60,000 recycling volunteers. However, the effort does not stop there, addressing the increased natural calamities, the Master continues to urge the need to curb excessive consumerism and cease the exploitation of natural resources, emphasizing that only a simple, frugal lifestyle can possibly help mankind coexist with the Earth. In an effort to facilitate communal recycling, Tzu Chi Foundation in Singapore has set up 26 community recycling points. During the monthly recycling day, which is on every second Sunday of the month,Tzu Chi volunteers would go around the neighbourhoods to invite residents to deliver their recyclable items to the recycling points. Poster boards are also erected at the respective points to increase public awareness about environmental-friendly living; residents are often encouraged to try their hands at the sorting of the recyclable items too.
  3. 3. PET bottles ● PET plastic bottles can be recycled to make sleeping bags, winter coats, stuffing for stuffed toys, zippers, binding bands, industrial plastics, heat sealable films, and many other things. ● Recycling plastic is better than producing new plastic because the process requires 50 percent less energy.
  4. 4. How are PET bottles turned into fabric? ● The fabrics produced from recycled bottles are similar but not identical to regular polyester fabrics. The fibers, instead of being derived directly from petroleum byproducts, are extracted from recycled PET bottles, a much more environmentally friendly process. ● The production process begins with collecting used bottles. The bottles then have to be cleaned and color sorted before being processed into flaky scraps and eventually yarn. ● Only the plastic bottle itself can be reused in fabric manufacturing, meaning that bottle caps and labels have to be removed in advance. ● The manufacturing process of recycled PET fabrics reduces the carbon footprint by an estimated 75% compared with conventional processes. ● We would also like to enhance some of the positives we already find in our PET fabrics, such as fast drying, odor control and UV-protection.” ● Almost every type of polyester fabric that you find in the market today can be made from recycled bottles.
  5. 5. Importance of recycling in Taiwan ● Taiwan is famous for its effort in garbage recycling, which has become such a good international precedent that other countries have sent teams to study the recycling system. ● Production values and employment opportunities from recycling are not only a major focus of Taiwan’s Congress, but also the major goal of recycling policies for the Environmental Protection Administration. After the EPA established a program in 1998 combining the efforts of communities, a financial resource named the Recycling Fund was made available to recycling companies and waste collectors. Household solid waste recycling has then been a major policy of the Taiwan. ● According to the official statistical analysis, the total household waste generated in Taiwan in 1999 was 8.88 million tons with an average 1.082 kg daily waste produced per person. In a small island with limited land, resources, and a high population density, such a high volume of waste generation has caused serious environmental problems. ● Spurred by the lack of landfill sites and the increasing cost of waste disposal, the reduction of the volume of waste disposal has become an important goal of public policy while recycling of solid waste has become an increasingly urgent issue in Taiwan. ● Therefore, household solid waste recycling has become the major policy of Taiwan EPA.
  6. 6. Advantages • Reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators. • Conserves natural resources such as timber, water, and minerals. • Prevents pollution caused by reducing the need to collect new raw materials; • Saves energy. • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate changes. • Helps sustain the environment for future generations.
  7. 7. Disadvantages ● Recycling plants themselves can produce a large amount of pollution through the toxins that are released in some recycling processes. ● Each recyclable material has its own way of being recycled, some creating a great deal of pollution while others cause almost no problems at all. ● Another disadvantage of recycling is that each material will need to have its own special machinery and chemicals in order to be properly recycled. ● All of these things together can consume a large amount of electricity, causing energy companies to consume more natural resources while emitting harmful gases.
  8. 8. Materials that can be recycled
  9. 9. Why do we need sorting? ● recycled material must be sorted because some materials, such as PVC, contains some additives that cannot be recycled. ● helps to retain the high quality of the materials and makes sure they don't get contaminated and need to be disposed of as garbage. ● it saves money because transporting, sorting and disposing of items are not recyclable all adds up to extra costs.
  10. 10. Credits Done by: Rachel Ma 3I Sarah Goh 3I Josephine Thomas 3O Sonia Wee 3O Nadia Tan 3O