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INTERNATIONAL RECYCLING DAY 2018

May 2, 2018 by Khiri Travel |

International Recycling Day was established by UNESCO on the 17th of May as a day to remember and make the community aware about the importance of recycling and to encourage everyone to reduce their environmental impact as much as possible.

Over the last 10 years global waste production has increased to almost 3 million tons per day and the effects are seen and felt on land and in seas everywhere, yet there are not enough solutions in place to solve this growing issue. Given these alarming figures, it is imperative that we raise awareness and act both as communities and as individuals to deal with this problem that touches us all. We wish to help others see the value of recycling and how waste should be converted into a product that does not pollute our planet.

On May 17th every year, International Recycling Day is celebrated, although it is something that we should participate in every day. How? By being consistent, treating waste effectively and thus protecting the environment and fighting against climate change.

In order to help achieve this, Khiri Travel will be hosting special events, educational seminars and clean ups in numerous locations. We will be sharing everything from recycling tips (so you can learn a little more about all the waste materials and how to differentiate them) to projects that focus on helping turn trash into an economical solution.

Khiri Travel Myanmar

HLA DAY YANGON

Date: 17 May 2018

Start Time: 2pm

Location: HLA DAY Foundation Shop 1st Floor,81 Pansodan Street, Lower Middle Block, next to Rangoon Tea House, Yangon 11182, Myanmar

Organizers: Khiri Travel and Hla Day

Introduction – Celebrate International Recycling Day by learning how trash can become treasure that benefits underprivileged local communities whilst saving the planet. Khiri Travel Myanmar has been supporting and promoting the artisanal products made by Hla Day for a while but now it’s time to really discover and understand how this foundation works and see how they develop the items made traditionally by locals across Myanmar. Hla Day aims to capture the unique flavours of Myanmar design by locally sourcing all materials and celebrating traditional skills enabling both customers and producers to enjoy and benefit from unique and quality Myanmar handicrafts.

Join our event on Facebook, click here.

Khiri Travel Cambodia

REHASH TRASH CENTER

Date: 17 May 2018

Start Time: 4pm

Location: Sombai Road (next to Sombai Shop),, Krong Siem Reap 17000, Cambodia

Organizers: Khiri Travel, Refill Not Landfill and Rehash Trash

Introduction – Celebrate International Recycling Day by learning how you can be part of the change needed to clean up Cambodia!

Khiri Travel Cambodia is active in promoting refillable bottles and clean water refill stations in partnership with Refill Not Landfill with the aim to reduce the need for single use disposable plastic bottles.

Another partner Green Gecko has developed a project that focuses on both dealing with the trash issues and the needs of low income communities through Rehash Trash  by turning roadside rubbish into beautiful stylish and useful items while providing a steady income and empowering struggling mothers and their families in Siem Reap.

Please come and join the teams to learn more about reducing, refusing, rethinking and up-cycling. Discover how your informed decisions have a direct effect on the world we live in and can help disadvantaged women.

Join our event on Facebook, click here.

Khiri Travel Vietnam

HANOI

Clean Up Hanoi

Date: 12 May 2018

Time: 07:00am – 09:00am

Starting point and Clean up location: Phuc Tan Commune, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi city, Vietnam

Organizers: Khiri Travel, Ground Asia and Blue Dragon Children’s Rescue Foundation

Introduction

Celebrate International Recycling Day by joining the Clean Up in Hanoi and help the Phuc Tan Community together with Blue Dragon, a children’s foundation that helps street kids, kids with disabilities and rescues kids from slavery and human trafficking across Vietnam. Learn about recycling and other ways to reduce your negative impact on the planet. It doesn’t matter if you are young or old, we can all work together to Keep Vietnam Beautiful and ensure a bright future for our children.

At the clean up location each participant will be provided with the cleaning kit that includes a pair of gloves, tongs and trash bags. This event will be the start of a series of clean up in Hanoi and will be organized a few times a year.

Included:

– clean up kits (gloves, tongs, trash bags)

– snacks and water

Sponsorship

For participating companies:

– Minimum donation 1,000,000 VND to get the logo posted on the backdrop, banners and feature in press releases.

– Information and other ways of sponsorship are welcome as well.

For the individuals:

– Participation is FOC but the availability is limited. Please RSVP if you wish to participate. Voluntary donations are appreciated.

In case we raise more money than needed to cover the event expenses, it will be used to fund the future clean ups.

Join our event on Facebook, click here.

HOI AN

Clean Up Hoi An

Date: 12 May 2018

Time: 8 am until noon.

Starting point: Grasshopper Adventures Shop – 621 Hai Ba Trung (20 m up the alleyway)

Clean up location: Cam Kim Island

Organizers: Khiri Travel and Grasshopper Adventures Vietnam

Partners: TBA

Introduction

Celebrate International Recycling Day by joining the clean up in Hoi An and taking care of the beautiful Cam Kim island, some parts of which could have been so much better if they were free of garbage. We believe that by uniting local businesses we can make this green and peaceful area of Central Vietnam even more picturesque.

We will get together at Grasshopper Adventures shop at 8 am where we will get on the bikes and start a short cycling tour. We will pass the old town and cycle through the fields and local villages – a few thrilling picture stops guaranteed!

At the clean up location each participant will be provided with the cleaning kit that includes a pair of gloves, tongs and trash bags. When we are done with cleaning, we will head to a local café for snacks and refreshments. After that we will cycle to the pier and take a boat back to the old town.

This event will be a start of the clean up series of Cam Kim island and will be organized a few times a year.

Included:

– clean up kits (gloves, tongs, trash bags)

– countryside cycling tour

– boat ride

– snacks and water

Sponsorship

For participating companies:

– Minimum donation 1,000,000 VND to get the logo posted on the backdrop, banners and feature in press releases.

– Information and other ways of sponsorship are welcome as well.

For the individuals:

– Participation is FOC but the availability is limited. Please RSVP if you wish to participate. Voluntary donations are appreciated.

In case we raise more money than needed to cover the event expenses, it will be used to fund the future clean ups.

Join our event on Facebook, click here.

SAIGON

International Recycling Day 2018 – Saigon Forum for Recycling and Upcycling

Hosted by: Khiri Travel Vietnam, Hoa Sen University and IMPACT Vietnam

Where: Hoa Sen University – 9th Floor Auditorium

8 Nguyễn Văn Tráng, Phường Phạm Ngũ Lão, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh

When: Saturday May 12th 9:00am-12:00pm — 1:00pm-3:00pm

Speakers from: Evergreen Labs, Hoa Sen University, NTTU, Clean Up Vietnam, Wholistik Permaculture, UPP! and Zero Waste Saigon

Description: In the morning there will be an educational forum for University students, High school students, members of the relevant interest groups and members of the travel industry.

In the afternoon there will an interactive, engaging, fun group of activities for younger students, presented by the speaking groups from the morning.

Join our event on Facebook, click here.

Khiri Travel Indonesia

From Slum to Rainbow Village

Date: 17 May 2018

Start Time: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Location: BANK SAMPAH NTB MANDIRI Rainbow Village JL. Leo no.24 lingkungan banjar selaparang Ampenan, Pejeruk, Ampenan, Nusa Tenggara Bar. 83114

Introduction – Celebrate International Recycling Day by learning how a community changed their lives and are saving the planet one day at a time.

Khiri Travel Indonesia’s Lombok office will be providing Nazava water filters to the community and visiting this riverside Rainbow Village. The Trash Bank (Bank Sampah) has 52 people working for the project on a daily basis, providing vital income for poor locals and that includes visually impaired women as well as other physically impaired ladies and children from different parts of Lombok.

The project works with 150 families in the immediate village and engages all people in the community from children in wheelchairs to old ladies who are mute. No one is excluded! The morning tour will include subjects such as;

    • Community trash collecting.
    • Cleaning, separating and recycling all garbage.
    • Educating and teaching the community the importance of waste disposal as a business but also for hygiene and safety – no burning etc.
    • Cleaning up the river and the riverside where the village in located.
    • A rubbish bank book for each family – the money is paid based on the garbage they collect and can be ‘drawn’ when needed for paying school fees, buying uniforms, covering debts or bills).
    • Food waste composting for local use and sale (they get 3000 IRP per bag and are doing proper fermentation to ensure no smell and to keep the quality of the fertilizer produced high).
    • Art and crafts from the non-sellable rubbish – bags, baskets, hats and many other items that are sold to put the funds back into the project and to pay the people for the rubbish collection.
    • Community training courses.

<li”>Repairing and painting the whole riverside village.

<li”>Music sessions and shows using instruments made from rubbish.

  • Eco-bricks for building.
  • Cleanest local shop competition.

 

Please come and join the team to learn more about this very special community.

Join our event on Facebook, click here

Khiri Travel Sri Lanka

CLEAN UP IN YOUR HOOD

Date:17 May 2018

Stat Time: 4pm

Location: Khiri Travel – No. 34 A, Shrubbery Gardens, Colombo 04

Organizers: Khiri Travel and Cleantech by Abans

Introduction – Celebrate International Recycling Day by showing how you can be part of the change needed to keep our country clean and beautiful. Each one of us as individuals can make a big difference and its as easy as starting in the local neighborhood where you live or work. It’s time to really start implementing “the 7 Rs”.

Khiri Travel Sri Lanka is active in promoting and practicing cleanups and recycling following the successful beach clean up that was hosted in honor of International Earth Day 2018. The whole team feels motivated to continue with the important and good work, and are proudly hosting another event to celebrate ‘International Recycling Day’ on 17th May that will commence at 4pm onwards.

Vision – We understand, the greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it. Little do we know that change will come through no one but ourselves. Maybe at first, we won’t make much of an impact on a large scale, but through small steps and involving others, together we will definitely build up to a wave of change!

Mission – We aim to start by collecting all the waste categorized under ‘Plastic, paper, glass, metal and electronic waste’ at our Colombo office and the neighborhood we work in. All our neighbors will be informed and invited to join in advance of the event. We will help educate them and ensure they are aware of what needs to be done. At the time of the event, they can hand over their own collected waste at the distribution point and this will later be collected by our partners at Cleantech by Abans for responsible recycling. With more local cooperation, this can then be done on a regular basis and hopefully spread to other neighboring areas.

Please feel free to join us or contact us if you would like to initiate your own ‘Clean Up in Your Hood’ too! For more info contact;  [email protected].

Join our event on Facebook, click here

Khiri Travel Thailand

KHLONG TOEY MUSIC PROGRAM Trash Separation System Kids Training

Date: 17 May 2018

Start Time: 15:00am – 19:00pm

Location: Khlong Toey Music Program, 225 Soi Kheha Phatthana, Khlong Toey, Bangkok

Introduction – Celebrate International Recycling Day by learning how to recognize different materials and how to sort your trash for recycling purposes. Khlong Toey Music Program (KTMP) which is a non-profit organization that creates positive social changes through teaching music for free to underprivileged kids.

Khiri Travel Thailand’s Bangkok office will be providing a Nazava water filter to the program and encouraging the use of refillable bottles for all the children, training will include how to reduce their negative impact and stop single-use disposable items. Additionally, a small recycling center will be set up for the school’s kids, who will be encouraged to protect their neighborhood and reduce their footprint by separating their garbage whilst helping the trash collectors.

Please come and join the team to learn more about this music school that is part of Playing for Change that teaches and encourages slum kids through music, English, and arts as a way to get them off the streets and encourages them to have a brighter future.

Join our event on Facebook, click here

Baan Rachawadee Ying Staff Training – Recycling & Composting

Date: 17 May 2018

Start Time: 10:00am – 14:00pm

Location: Baan Rachawadee Ying 78/15 Tiwanon-Pakkret Moo 1, Nonthaburi, Bangkok

Introduction – Celebrate International Recycling Day by learning to separate your trash at the source, what recycling is and the benefits of reducing food waste and composting in different ways.

Khiri Travel Thailand’s Bangkok office will be providing a Nazava water filter to Baan Rachawadee Ying and encouraging the use of refillable bottles for the staff and the children, training will include how to reduce their negative impact and stop single-use disposable items and teaching the staff how to correctly use the bins and recycling center that Khiri Reach set up at the home in January for International Environmental Education day.

Please come and join the team to learn more about this very special home for girls with mental and physical disabilities.

Join our event on Facebook, click here

Khiri Travel Laos

Historical Building Revival For A Community Art Space

Date: 17 May 2018

Start Time: 4:00pm

Address: Dam Dam café/Laodi Bar (Mekong Riverfront) Quai Fa Ngum/Rue Sibouaban T-section, 0101 Vientiane, Laos.

Introduction – Celebrate International Recycling Day by working together as a community to revitalize and clean up Vientiane’s Historical Typing School Building

Khiri Travel Laos’s Vientiane office will be partnering with Dam Dam cafe which becomes Laodi Bar in the evening.

The plan for the afternoon (followed by snacks and drinks) is to clean the grounds and surrounding area, share the vision for the space and to encourage people to participate in Historical Building Recycling – Community Rejuvenation – Urban Rethinking and to make this place safe and livable again.

Reutilize and revitalize the building for local artists, farmers markets, parties and any other form of creative usage.

Please come and join the team to learn more about this very special restoration and clean-up project that aims to benefit the locals in Vientiane.

Join our event on Facebook, click here.

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