Clean House: Recycle Your Used School Textbooks

Exams are OVER! The school year has finally ended and it is time for the school holidays to begin. I find it really therepuetic to clear our shelves of old books, especially textbooks or assessment books that my kids have outgrown. What do you do with all those used text books that your child (thankfully) don’t need anymore?

Instead of throwing them away, donate them to FairPrice Share-A-Textbook project!

The annual FairPrice Share-A-Textbook project, which is in its 33rd year, aims to collect 400,000 school textbooks to benefit less fortunate students this year. Through this scheme, the public are invited to contribute their used textbooks for recycling across 152 donation points in all FairPrice stores islandwide.


Members of the public can donate used textbooks at 152 FairPrice supermarkets, FairPrice Finest, FairPrice Xtra, FairPrice Xpress outlets at Esso service stations and Warehouse Club from today till 6 December 2015.

Some 400 volunteers from over 170 supporting partners and FairPrice staff will come together to help bring the Share-A-Textbook to fruition this year. Volunteers will assist in areas such as logistics, promotion, and mass community collection, sorting and distribution of the textbooks. They are expected to contribute about 3,200 worth of man-hours to the project.

Gan Eng Seng School and Yio Chu Kang Secondary School have come on board as community partners, and these two locations along with FairPrice’s own Warehouse Club will serve as distribution centres. Staff from the two schools, as well as FairPrice’s staff will assist in sorting and distributing the textbooks.

The public distribution day will be on 13 December 2015 at these three locations.

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Meiling Wong

Meiling is a Singaporean mom who loves spending time with her 2 kids until they ditch her for slime-making and digital gaming. These days, she keeps herself busy trying to keep up with the social media while still contemplating if she should learn how to play "Clash Royale".

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