Recycling more and doing it right: a receptacle for all To promote the right practices for recycling and encourage higher recycling rates among Singaporeans, the NEA is working with the Public Waste Collectors (PWCs) to produce and distribute a recycling receptacle for distribution to all households in Singapore. The objective is to encourage households to kick start a recycling habit and to recycle right. NEA has invited SIT students to contribute designs for this receptacle. The receptacle should allow for bottles, egg cartons, small boxes to be placed inside. It is expected to be compact, foldable and attractive and at the same time, expandable, sturdy, waterproof and washable. If our students’ design is accepted, the receptacle would be produced and shared with the Public Waste Collectors (PWCs) for production and distribution to all households in Singapore. The project is timely not just for NEA but for SIT too – sustainability is a national issue that the university strongly advocates, and as we prepare to move to our new Punggol campus, you may spot one or two of our favourite student-designed recycling receptacles in the Punggol Digital District a couple of years down the road.