PPB organised for the first time a "Green Idea Contest" for head office staff on 2 December 2016 during the lunch hour to encourage the practice of "green living". There were 11 participants and each was given five minutes to share a practical green idea which can be used in the home, office or anywhere.
The first prize winner, Ms Tan Li Khim from the Enterprise Risk Management Department showed a slide presentation on how to make an eco-enzyme cleaner. Ms Lee Sook Ping from the Corporate Secretarial Department who expounded the use of handkerchiefs instead of tissue paper, received the second prize. The third prize went to Ms Kam Chin Hun from the Internal Audit Department. She shared with her colleagues on how to make eco-friendly toothpaste and recycling of soap bars collected from hotel stays as multi-purpose household cleaners.
The winners were judged on the creativity of their presentation, delivery of their ideas, and their practicality. All the winners and participants were given Tesco gift vouchers.