Bear All For A Green Cause

Grab a pair of special edition panda eco-bags that are part of the Because iCare – Kai Kai & Jia Jia Charity Drive to support President’s Challenge 2012

Issue: Nov 2012

Buy these specially-made CapitaLand Kai Kai and Jia Jia Giant Panda Eco-bags at any of the 28 locations islandwide and CapitaLand will donate $10 to the children beneficiaries of President’s Challenge 2012 for every pair sold
Buy these specially-made CapitaLand Kai Kai and Jia Jia Giant Panda eco-bags at any of the 29 locations islandwide and CapitaLand will donate $10 to the children beneficiaries of President’s Challenge 2012 for every pair sold

Kai Kai (凯凯) and Jia Jia (嘉嘉), the Giant Panda ambassadors from China, have barely been in Singapore for three months and they are already doing their part for the country. CapitaLand, the Presenting Sponsor and Conservation Donor of the China-Singapore Collaborative Programme which the bears are part of, has made a pair of limited edition eco-bags in the likeness of these burly beauties. The move combines the eco-conscious developer’s commitment to conservation through the 10-year co-operation that promotes giant panda conservation, raises public awareness for the cause and contributes to a giant panda breeding research programme with its Because iCare programme. Because iCare is a group-wide initiative that consolidates the organisation’s drive to show it cares for its people, communities and the environment under a single umbrella.

Hope for the Community

The CapitaLand Kai Kai and Jia Jia Giant Panda eco-bags cost S$20 a pair and are on sale from 16 November 2012 onwards at these 29 CapitaLand properties while stock lasts. CapitaLand Hope Foundation, the philanthropic arm of CapitaLand, will donate $10 for every pair sold to the children beneficiaries of President’s Challenge 2012.

Shopping Malls Offices Serviced Residences Homes
  • Bugis Junction
  • Bugis+
  • Bukit Panjang Plaza
  • Funan DigitaLife Mall
  • IMM
  • JCube
  • Junction 8
  • Lot One
  • Raffles City Singapore
  • Sembawang Shopping Centre
  • Tampines Mall
  • The Star Vista
  • Plaza Singapura
  • 6 Battery Road
  • Capital Tower
  • Twenty Anson
  • Wilkie Edge
  • One George Street
  • Golden Shoe Carpark
  • Technopark @ Chai Chee
  • Ascott Raffles Place Singapore
  • Citadines Mount Sophia Singapore
  • Somerset Bencoolen Singapore
  • Somerset Liang Court Singapore
  • Somerset Orchard Singapore

 

  • d’Leedon
  • Sky Habitat
  • The Interlace
  • Bedok Residences

Hope for the Environment

The eco-bags are not only beneficial to the local community, they are also beneficial to the environment. Each bag is made from approximately eight recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottles. PET bottles are commonly used to package beverages, food items and liquids. Because they are strong, tolerant of extreme temperatures and wrinkle-resistant, the PET bottles also make very versatile materials for other purposes. They are excellent substitutes or additions to natural fibers like silk, wool and cotton. In fact, PET fabrics are particularly strong, durable and resistant to mineral oils, solvents and acids.

 The panda eco-bags are made from recycle PET bottles and take 30 per cent less energy to manufacture than if they were made from virgin polyester
The panda eco-bags are made from recycle PET bottles and take 30 per cent less energy to manufacture than if they were made from virgin polyester

Using recycled PET bottles to make the Panda bags helps the Earth in many ways. Since plastic is a petroleum-based product, recycling plastics reduces dependency on oil. It also keeps old PET bottles out of landfills and reduces waste accumulation. In addition, recycling protects the environment from the damages of non-degradable plastic. These bags are so energy-efficient, each Giant Panda eco-bag requires 30 per cent less energy to manufacture than if it were made from virgin polyester.

From 16 November to 2 December, those who buy the bags also stand a chance to win tickets to see the panda pair at the River Safari. To take part in the Kai Kai and Jia Jia Facebook Photo, snap and post a picture of yourself with the eco-bag to www.facebook.com/capitalandhopefoundation. A chance to benefit children in need, an opportunity to be part of the green cause - these eco-bags are simply un-bear-ably good!

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