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& Outreach Toy Library Bartering of Toys Re-functioning of Toys Raising Awareness 2000 2010 2005 Toy Rental Strategies Bing Da Yun Yi Zi Ying Shu Zhen Current Methods SGD145 million in retail sales value in 2007 large amount of toys purchased Growing affluence and consumerism throw-away society Photo Credits bilder, pictures. (n.d.). pictures. Retrieved from http://omurtlak2.bloguez.com/omurtlak2/tags,bilder,p,18.html
Early Childhood Toys | Playing Is Educational. (n.d.). Playing Is Educational. Retrieved from http://www.playingiseducational.info/category/early-childhood-toys/
Only Positive News » Blog Archive » Positive Quote Wednesday - on Toys! (n.d.). Only Positive News. Retrieved from http://www.only-positive-news.com/archives/2370
Plan Toys: A Friendly Green Toy-Maker | Inhabitots. (n.d.). Inhabitots | Your guide to green parenting, eco baby & green kids. Retrieved from http://www.inhabitots.com/plan-toys-a-green-toy-maker/ Extracts from an article from The New Paper, 24/12/2010 Extract from an article from The Straits Times, 20/11/2011 to reduce toy wastage Short Term Long Term one two Unnecessary filling of landfills Damage to environment and health.
parents' money (cc) image by anemoneprojectors on Flickr Pulau Semakau is expected to fill up in 40 years time
There are no plans to make another landfill
Critical in Singapore as there is already limited land space. Recycling rate of plastic was only 9%
Incineration of plastic produces pollutants, mainly dioxins
In 1997, the International Agency for Research on cancer (IARC) classified TCDD, the most toxic dioxin, as a human carcinogen This encourages them to spend excessively and possibly build up debt Detrimental to the health of Singaporeans
Singapore’s future is also being compromised as the future generation becomes increasingly wasteful.
Moreover, this is a critical issue which will not resolve on its own and hence may worsen if neglected. Chief Drivers NEA ZWS Zero Waste Singapore is a non-profit online publication dedicated to help Singapore move towards the goal of zero waste The National Environmental Agency’s mission is to work with the community to safeguard, nurture and cherish the environment with passion and excellence.
children up to 12 years of age ZWS has also worked directly with companies
to reduce wastage Parents are the
toys for their
children 1 2 Current Toy Swaps NEA provides funds and organises programmes
to protect the environment Current Toy Rental Allow parents to rent toys for prices lower than the retail prices. Examples of existing toy rental shops are: Singapore Toy Rental, Toy Rental World, My Growing Toys etc
Online sites which facilitate swapping of toys. E.G. in parenting forums
Many organisations such as The Salvation Army have donation bins which would then sold in their thrift-stores. Current Donations Lack of collective effort amongst current strategies No concentrated effort specially to reduce toy wastage. Individual firms incur more operating costs;
it is more costly to publicise or purchase separately compared to bulk marketing or purchasing Talks Evaluation Allows parents to exchange unwanted toys. Toys are not disposed of. Parents can discuss on the forum in our centralised website Old toys are reassembled or reused; serve practical purposes instead of being thrown away. Figure 14: Xylophones can be reassembled into wind chimes & key chains OR reused to become a magnetic pin board. Parents may be distracted by their children during the talks. (cc) image by nuonsolarteam on Flickr To counter that... Limitation Limitations Children above
12 years old
tend to use
electronic devices Main Contributors Wastage Impacts Current Situation Aim Toy Proposed Project The Centralised System Evaluation
Place to deposit unwanted toys. 86% of parents would utilise the toy library ZWS and NEA will collaborate with People’s Association (PA) Toy libraries will be located at all four major areas of Singapore--North, South, East and West. Centralised
Rental Specific aim:
toy wastage Our website nearly 80%
use the Internet close to 70% of Singaporean mothers use the Internet to search for information regarding her children and family Social networking sites greatest outreach
to public Almost
subscribers! Constantly reaching out to the public 1 Efforts and determination
in reducing wastage Reason for choosing
ZWS as main driver Toy wastage threatens environment Reasons for choosing
NEA as main driver Overview Education &
functioning Drivers for
Education & Outreach MINT Moment of Imagination and Nostalgia with Toys museum NLB National Library Board Believes that toys are not mere playthings, and are meant to be treasured Frequently visited by parents and children alike
Introduce toy wastage
develop understanding of consequences of toy wastage develop wiser choices when buying toys Guest Speakers Aim: Director of the International Toy Library Centre Head of India’s National Institute of Design Venue: NLB's libraries Near special occasions Date & Time: Toy sorted into categories Child care service will be provided by National Library Board (NLB) Alternatively, toys donated to toy libraries Ensures unwanted but still-functioning toys need not be thrown away. Also, parents save money as the renting costs are lower than buying a new toy. All online toy rental services will be consolidated into one integrated system on our centralised website. Centralised system website provides the catalogues of various toy rental shops where selected catalogue will appear with the pictures and prices of the toys, allowing customers to view and compare conveniently. A distinct feature of toy rental services is their ability to provide customised goods and services. Rental shops can supply toys specifically requested by customers as suppliers can either buy or manufacture new toys. The range of toys provided by toy libraries are, in contrast, solely dependant on public donations. Works like normal libraries Renting of Toys Most toys are made of plastic