Housewives view

Viewing recycle problem from a typical housewife. Housewives has different types :

  1. Living in a common HDB flats.
  2. Living in private properties.
Starting with living in a common HDB flat housewife, i may not be that educated so i do not really know about the importance of recycling.To me, whats important is to take care of my family and take care of the house. Everyday i have to clean the house and prepare meals for my family. Having my kids to wake up on time for school, make sure they do their homework. 24hours a day seems so little for me to do so much things, therefore i do not have the time to think about how to recycle. Even if i want to, its troublesome for me. As everyday there are too much trash, all different kind of rubbish. Its tough for me to sort all the trash out just to recycle them. And i do not know what kind of stuffs are suitable for recycling. I will only recycle old newspaper when the "garang guni" man (a man that buy unwanted and old stuffs for recycle/reuse) come by my house. Most of the house have individual big garbage bin where you throw your house rubbish. So it will be more convenient for myself to throw my rubbish from my house garbage bin instead of taking them all the way to the ground floor and search for recycle bins to discard them.

Another kind of housewife living in private property and may have a maid. Having a maid, you will most probably let her settle all the trash stuffs. and most of the maid do not have alot of knowledge regarding recycle. As im a housewife that lives comfortably in the house, the recycle problem doesnt really bother me, as i will always have the mentality that there will be other people to take care of this issue. And afterall, its not my business to care so much, and just rely on me will not make any big difference too. Even if i were taught about recycle knowledge, i may be too lazy to even do so much about it because it doesnt benefit me at all in a direct way.

Neighbourhood  Community Center do have this Recycle Campaign 

The big trash bin that place below the flat

Recycle bin below the flat

Notice board at the lift lobby

The trash bin that collect trash from individual house

75% of trees in the world left.

Take a minute to look around the room you’re in and notice how many things are made out of paper. There may be books, a few magazines, some printer paper, and perhaps a poster on the wall.
World consumption of paper has grown 400 percent in the last 40 years. Now nearly 4 billion trees or 35 percent of the total trees cut around the world are used in paper industries on every continent. Besides what you can see around you, paper comes in many forms from tissue paper to cardboard packaging to stereo speakers to electrical plugs to home insulation to the sole inserts in your tennis shoes. In short, paper is everywhere.
Many different types of paper can be recycled. Some paper is more complicated to recycle because it blends with several elements. For example, envelopes with plastic windows may not be recyclable unless remove the plastic area. Paper with plastic coatings also may prove a challenge. Ordinary household paper can be recycled, but some of the paper materials may be more difficult.
Type of common paper can be recycled with ease:


My group name is Falls, initially it was created because its the first letter of our names. But looking our group name more deeply, i think it has a link with the topic we choose for this group work. We choose : People do not recycle enough. Here its all about recycling, environment and what people can do for the earth by recycling, why do people have to recycle and why people are not recycling. Our group name Falls deliver a message to this topic. We feel that people do not recycle enough, and the earth needs to be save and environment needs to improve. The fall of earth lifespan, our environment, human health as well as nature and many more. People do recycle but its not enough. Everyday we are using lots of natural resource and many time we waste them. Natural resources are running out in decades. People must start doing more than now to save the earth, our home for everyone.