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CapitaLand malls host special activities to promote green living

By Chen Meiling | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2021-10-22 17:15

A CapitaLand square located in Jing'an district in Shanghai. [Photo/capitaland.com]

A series of non-profit activities such as art exhibition, handicraft design and waste recovery are being held in CapitaLand malls to encourage a low-carbon, green lifestyle that can promote sustainability among the public, according to the company.

The 11-day event, which kicked off in Beijing on Thursday, has invited government officials, companies, universities, non-governmental organizations and consumers to take a part, both online and offline.

One of the highlights is an immersive experience. Garbage stations have been set up in CapitaLand shopping malls in North China to collect and recycle discarded electronic digital products, cosmetic bottles and outdated drugs from shoppers. Malls will also organize consumers to make handicraft such as plant-dyed handkerchief and paper folding. The aim is to encourage people to adopt low-carbon lifestyle from simple things, the company said.

Artworks produced by students from Tsinghua University using waste and environmentally friendly materials are on display at CapitaLand's Taiyanggong mall in Chaoyang district of Beijing. Another exhibition showcasing development of sustainable and green cities in China and Singapore are being held in five Chinese cities.

Online shopping category offers consumers with commodities related to green lifestyle such as intelligent kitchen supplies, cosmetic and home appliances.

Tan Tze Shang, CEO of CapitaLand Development China and managing director of Ascott China, said that by organizing various activities they hope to raise the awareness of sustainable development among the public, and to "make sustainability as natural as breath".

Major Singapore-based real estate company CapitaLand released in late 2020 its sustainability plan for the next decade till 2030 in the environment, social and governance pillars. It expects to reduce carbon emissions intensity by 78 percent by 2030, triple its sustainable finance portfolio to S$6 billion ($4.46 billion) by 2030, as well as accelerating sustainability innovation and collaboration, according to the company.

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