Zero Waste Testbed Initiative @ South West - Upcycling Edition
With growing interest from youths to be involved in tackling sustainability challenges, the Zero Waste Testbed Initiative @ South West was launched by the National University of Singapore (NUS), South West Community Development Council (South West CDC) and SembWaste earlier this year to provide a funding and industry mentorship platform for NUS students and young alumni* to create change by realising their ideas in actual practices using the NUS campus as a Living Lab.
NUS, South West CDC, SembWaste and L’Oréal Group Singapore are now partnering to introduce an Upcycling Edition, which will look at ideas that can continually drive the Circular Economy. L’Oréal Group will engage consumers in Singapore to bring their empty beauty containers (e.g. glass) from all brands, to dedicated collection points. Participating NUS students and young alumni can then create innovative solutions to turn the empty containers into new products, that are meaningful or have a community social element to it.
*The initiative is also open to other youths if they form a team involving at least 1 NUS student or 1 young NUS alumni (within 1 year of graduation).