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Unleash your creative juices and spread awareness about recycling right. Show us your ideas for recycling bin decals in this contest and stand to win attractive prizes. 


Registrations for this competition are now closed. Thank you to all participating schools and we hope all students who took part gained a better understanding of how to recycle right.

View the three winning entries below:

Cheng Jae Hin
St Joseph’s Institution Junior

Designer’s Statement:
I drew my inspiration for this design by looking at different pictures on the Internet. I wanted to keep my design simple but yet be able to convey the message of what can and cannot be recycled. I chose to use vibrant complimentary colours so as to make my design eye-catching. Too much colour will be distracting while too few colours will make my design dull. Thus, I settled on four colours. For the side decal, I drew a happy Earth. The purpose is not only to encourage everyone to do their part, but to also convey the message of how the Earth would benefit if we all did our part to recycle. I hope to let anyone, young or old, understand what it means to recycle.

Gavin Lim
St Joseph’s Institution Junior

Designer’s Statement:
Our World Needs Us! The five people symbolise the different races who are responsible for changing the world. The pedestrian crossing symbolises a demarcation of the pros and cons of recycling and non-recycling. On the left are recyclable materials. Recycling helps to preserve the rainforest. On the right are non-recyclable materials. These are waste materials that have a negative impact on the natural environment. We can save the world if we do our part.

Estel Poh, Ong Yu Xi Xanden, Reiko Lim
Nan Chiau High School

Designer’s Statement:
The frog and the background of the surrounding environment and HDB flats symbolise our efforts in creating a greener Singapore, and our continuous fight against climate change and global warming. The cartoon images appeal to different layers of generations who will continue to contribute to 'green efforts’. When parents bring their children to place their recyclables into the recycle bin, the child will be attracted to the cartoon-like figures and make the connection that recycling is good. The constant re-appearance of the colour green also adds more ‘greenery’ to the surroundings.