Student group recycles paper for notebooks hinh anh 1Striped Project has attracted hundreds of participants (Photo: tienphong)
Striped Project has attracted hundreds of participants since it was initiated by a group of high school students in Hanoi in June 2014.

The project aims to raise students' awareness about environmental protection and wastefulness prevention through a wide range of activities, including collecting and recycling used paper, which will be used to make notebooks.

Simple handmade notebooks will be given to children in mountainous areas, while more high-quality ones will be sold to raise funds.

The project held two collecting days in July, in which they received about 1,500kg of paper.

"Although we face financial difficulties, we are determined to make this project a success, as it will not only benefit children in disadvantaged areas, but also promote a sense of responsibility regarding environmental protection among Hanoi students," said Phan Hong Nhung, head of the organising board.

Late this month, a handmade notebook fair will be held at Quang Trung Secondary School. The project will sell the notebooks and teach students how to make them.-VNA