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Residents exchange recyclables for rice in Ho Chi Minh City

Residents receive rice in exchange for recyclable materials in Binh Tho Ward, Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City, December 11, 2021. Photo: Huu Chon / Tuoi Tre

Residents in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City exchanged about one metric ton of recyclable materials for one metric ton of rice in an activity organized by the local administration on Saturday.

The People’s Committee in Binh Tho Ward, Thu Duc City on Saturday organized an activity where local residents were allowed to receive a kilogram of rice in exchange for one kilogram of recyclable materials.

The event began at 7:00 am and attracted a lot of adults and children.

A man measures the weight of recyclable materials before exchanging them for rice in Binh Tho Ward, Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City, December 11, 2021. Photo: Huu Chon / Tuoi Tre
A man measures the weight of the recyclable materials before exchanging them for rice in Binh Tho Ward, Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City, December 11, 2021. Photo: Huu Chon / Tuoi Tre

The organizing board was able to collect about one metric ton of recyclables at the end of the day, said Le Huu Nghi, chairman of the People’s Committee in Binh Tho Ward.

This is the second time such an activity has taken place in Binh Tho Ward.

The local administration previously organized the activity for the first time in November.

It is aimed at raising local residents’ awareness of environmental protection and garbage classification.

A woman browses for clothes from the ‘zero-dong clothing stalls’ in Binh Tho Ward, Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City, December 11, 2021. Photo: Huu Chon / Tuoi Tre
A woman browses for clothes from ‘zero-VND clothing stalls’ in Binh Tho Ward, Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City, December 11, 2021. Photo: Huu Chon / Tuoi Tre

The recyclable materials will be sold to the city’s urban environment unit, chairman Nghi stated, adding that the money from this drive will be added to the ward’s fund for the poor in order to take care of needy residents during the coming Lunar New Year festival.

On the same day, the Binh Tho Ward People’s Committee also operated multiple ‘zero-VND clothing stalls,’ allowing locals to pick the clothes they like without having to pay any fee.

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