Cocoon vegan cosmetics eliminate more than 2.5 tons of used batteries
Ho Chi Minh CityAfter a month of implementing the “Recycle Old Batteries – Protect Green Earth” program, Cocoon and Ho Chi Minh City Normal University have recovered 2,545 kg of old batteries.
It is the follow-up to vegan cosmetics brand Cocoon’s 2021 campaign “Swap Old Bottles – Get New Products”. The program started in early May with 85 battery recovery sites in Ho Chi Minh City. There are battery collection boxes in many schools (Ho Chi Minh City Educational University, Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh City Le Hong Phong Gifted High School.. . ); Union constituencies (District 3, District 5, District 10…); Cosmetic systems (Glam Beautique, Hasaki, Watsons, Guardian, Beauty Box, Skinfood World).
“More than 2.5 tons of waste batteries were collected in the city in just one month, and it surprised us that the issue of environmental protection is really cared for and supported,” said a Cocoon representative. This cosmetics brand is expected to run long-term environmental projects in Vietnam and help high school students develop a green lifestyle.
It is also the second time that Cocoon has partnered with Ho Chi Minh City University of Education to implement projects with the goal of the environment. Associate Professor Tong Xuan Tam, Dean of the Faculty of Biology, said that a battery is an energy store that contains heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic… “They are all polar substances, toxic, dangerous to the environment” for the human Brain, kidney, heart and for fertility. If they are not properly sorted and destroyed, they become dangerous for the environment and human health,” said the associate professor. Therefore, batteries must not be thrown away with other garbage and must be collected separately and be disposed of.
Because of this, the program caught the attention of many people. “I know that used batteries are very harmful to the environment, but apart from the accumulation, I don’t know how to deal with them,” said Nguyen Thanh Huong (an office worker), who collected and picked up all the used batteries for recycling. item batteries. Glam Beautique (Aeon Tan Phu), shared. At the cycling event to promote the “Restoring Old Batteries – Protecting Green Earth” event, photo model Tong Khanh Linh said she met a neighbor following a bicycle parade to ask him to collect used batteries. “I’m happy when old batteries are taken to the collection point instead of disposing of them with household waste,” he says.
During the environmental response meeting on May 6, representatives from Cocoon and Ho Chi Minh City Normal University transferred more than 2.5 tons of used batteries to the disposal unit. In addition, there are many other meaningful activities for students, such as: the exhibition area of the project “Recovery of old batteries – protect the green earth”; Design of the poster “For the Green Earth”; design teaching materials from recycled materials; Removal of blackheads environmental activities…
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