NUS environment group launches 'Green Wardrobe' initiative to collect old clothes
A 'green wardrobe' initiative led by a group of National University of Singapore (NUS) students was launched on Monday, in a bid to spur the recycling of clothes.
NUS Students Against Violation of the Earth (Save) aims to collect 1,500kg worth of clothes - shoes, undergarments, accessories and pillows are banned due to hygiene concerns - by May 2014. The two wardrobes will be based on campus, as well as be roving to community events in the South West District.
Proceeds will go towards beneficiaries of the South West CDC. The initiative costs $4,000 to run, and is supported by the South West-SMRT ECo Fund.
President of NUS Save Aloysius Foo, 23, said the focus of this year's Climate Action Days - the third organised by the group - is on consumerable products such as cosmetics and clothes was inspired by the haze in June. On June 21, the reading peaked at 401, in the "hazardous" range.