A NATIONwide Initiative
Urban Recyclers Project is an island-wide initiative to serve and empower elderly Singaporeans who are commonly known as “cardboard collectors”. They collect a variety of items to trade in for cash to support their daily living needs.
With rising inflation, urban recyclers often struggle to earn a living. Border Mission empowers them by :
Urban recyclers collect cardboard, paper-related products, aluminum cans, bottles, scrap metal, electrical items and clothes, etc. from the nearby HDB, markets, shops & offices before reselling them to traders, commonly known as “karang guni men” or recycling companies in their area. They often earn S$100-400 per month by selling recyclable items.
Border Mission has about 1000 volunteers who:
We highly respect the elderly who earn an honest living and strive to be self-sufficient. By befriending and empowering them with new trolleys, we hope they are able to collect more items with ease and to increase their income.
Represent this National Project. Be the one to give a brand new trolley to the cardboard collectors! Make a difference to someone’s life. We welcome anyone who wants to join.