A team from St Paul's Co-educational College are the recent winners of a competition with a project that details how countries can work together to make recycling more efficient. The Youth Learning Project on Pacific Economic Co-operation competition was organised by The Hongkong Federation of Youth Groups and the Hong Kong Committee for Pacific Economic Co-operation. Almost 300 teenagers on 80 teams entered the competition. Each team had to analyse a regional issue under a topic of their choice from the following categories: regional co-operation, community development, financial affairs or trade co-operation. The competition was divided into student and open youth teams. The team from St Paul's Co-educational College, called Brainstorm, was the overall champion and the winner of the most creative award in the student category. Its project proposed that countries in the region utilise their particular strengths to set up a recycling network. Hong Kong would be responsible for exporting all recyclable garbage, Indonesia for recycling paper and Japan for recycling plastic. The students said the the plan would help save the environment, as well as create job opportunities. Another team from the same school won the first runner-up prize and the best presentation award for their regional railway connection project. The two second runners-up were Elegantia College and Heung To Middle School.