Straits Times featured the eco-friendly winners of the SG Mark, which included a recycling app created by HASS Assistant Prof Lyle Fearnley and LKYCIC’s Poon King Wang and Dr Andy Zheng, and co-developed together with Singapore company LDR Technology.

The article can be accessed at https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/home-design/a-mark-of-success.

The Singapore Good Design Mark (SG Mark for short) is an annual award “which sets the benchmark for good design and quality [and] was launched in 2013 by the Design Business Chamber Singapore (DBCS) in partnership with the Japan Institute of Design Promotion.”

Honk! aims to increase recycling rates and to do so by building on and redesigning—not disrupting—the existing karung guni social system, a traditional small-scale entrepreneurial trade (also known as the rag-and-bone man in other countries).