Directory clean up and donating to needy children

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THE ongoing effort to support the global initiative to reduce paper wastage saw the conclusion of a year-long nationwide recycling drive by three major companies in the sultanate.

Since earlier this year, Telekom Brunei Bhd (Telbru), Gte Directories (B) Sdn Bhd and Daikyo Environmental Recycling Sdn Bhd have been encouraging the nation to send in their old telephone directories for recycling.

As telephone directories are renewed annually around mid-year, thousands of the books are now obsolete. In the effort to reduce the impact to the environment, calls were made by Telbru and Gte Directories to the public to send in their old phone directories for recycling.

According to a statement from Gte Directories, around eight tonnes of directories were collected nationwide.

As a function of both Gte Directories and Telbru's corporate social responsibility, the proceeds from the recycling campaign were donated to Pusat Ehsan Al-Meerah Al-Hajjah Maryam.

In a media luncheon on Wednesday, $4,000 was presented to Dato Paduka Hj Alimin, Acting Chairman of Pusat Ehsan's Board of Trusties, by Telbru General Manager of Corporate Strategy Julianah Hj Ali Ahmad, Gte Directories General Manager James Lee and Daikyo Environmental Recycling Managing Director Hung Ah Heng.

At the event, Telbru and Gte Directories, the official publisher of Brunei Darussalam's Telephone Directory, also took the opportunity to announce the launch of a directory cover design competition.

The winning artwork for Directory Cover Design Competition 2008 will be published as the cover of next year's directory. The theme is "Info Communications Technology (ICT) in Brunei Darussalam".

The competition is open to residents of Brunei Darussalam. Forms are available on Telbru and Gte Directories' websites and at their offices.

The Brunei Times