Feeding a green habit

Cookie monster is now eating more than just cookies, at least at the Admiralty Link branch of My First Skool. Its diet now comprises sheets of paper and cardboard. Teachers and pupils at the kindergarten designed a recycling bin using characters from
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Cookie monster is now eating more than just cookies, at least at the Admiralty Link branch of My First Skool.

Its diet now comprises sheets of paper and cardboard.

Teachers and pupils at the kindergarten designed a recycling bin using characters from the popular children's show Sesame Street.

Each character corresponds to a type of recyclable material.

The bin is among more than 60 that have been entered in the inaugural Schools' Recycling Bin Design Competition 2016, organised by the Singapore Environment Council and Coca-Cola Singapore.

The aim of the competition - open to pre-school, primary, secondary and tertiary students - is to find innovative ways to increase the national recycling rate.

Members of the public can vote for their favourite bin out of six that will be on show at the Green Living exhibition from today to Sunday at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 09, 2016, with the headline 'Feeding a green habit'. Print Edition | Subscribe