Students' rotating waste bin wins city's youth contest

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A group of university students has won first prize at the Ho Chi Minh City's annual youth creativity contest with their design for a rotating bin supporting waste categorization.


The prize was awarded to three students of Ton Duc Thang University at a ceremony on Sunday, local newspaper Saigon Tiep Thi reported Monday.


A project to recycle wastes in schools, suggested by a group of students from HCMC University of Architecture, won second.


Meanwhile, a pair from HCMC University of Technology scooped the third prize with an initiative to develop an environmental protection volunteer corps.


This year's contest was themed around conservation. 


Since its April launch, it received 205 ideas from young people across the country, the news source said.


The youngest participant was a seven-year-old student in HCMC.

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