Programmes That Promote Environmental Awareness in Malaysia
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Environmental Awareness Programmes in Malaysia to Help Save the Planet

Environmental Awareness Programmes in Malaysia to Help Save the Planet

Almost everyday we hear about the worsening case of climate change and global warming but very few of us actually take action to address these issues and make an impact. Being environmentally conscious means addressing the things that need to be done in order to improve and preserve our habitat.

Some of the most pressing environmental concerns in Malaysia include air and water pollution, deforestation, and flooding, according to March 2019 data from Statista. There are various environmental awareness programmes you can join to help combat these issues. Read on to find out more about the things you can do to help protect the Earth.

Clothing Donation Bins by Community Recycle for Charity (CRC)

The Community Recycle for Community promotes environmental awareness through their clothing donation bins. This programme involves collecting clothes that are clean and in good condition and donating them to people who are in need.

The non-profit organisation also accepts secondhand furniture that will be given to charity homes. As part of its environmental awareness programme in Malaysia, CRC collects and sorts recyclable items like paper, glass, plastic, and metal to be sold. The funds will be added to the CRC savings to support the projects of charity homes and school projects in the country.

CRC believes that part of healing the environment is through recycling. As of writing, the organisation has installed 400 bins throughout Klang Valley to promote a sustainable lifestyle while also making it easier to donate items.

Location: Community Recycle for Charity, Lot 13D, Jalan Simpang Balak, Kampung Simpang Balak, 43000 Kajang, Selangor

Mobile E-remaining Programme by Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC)

The MCMC's environmental awareness program entails the collection of discarded components of electronic waste in Malaysia. They focus on collecting smaller pieces of IT and telecommunications equipment such as bit phones, tablets, cameras, and power banks, including one-time chargers and accessories.

The objective of this programme is to avoid spilling toxic components that do not decompose, which could result in more severe contamination of groundwater or cause public health problems. For more information, click here.

Location: MCMC Tower 1, Jalan Impact, Cyber 6, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan

CAREton Project by Tetra Pak

As one of the world’s leading food processing and packaging solutions company, Tetra Pak is also Malaysia’s largest supplier of packaging items for milk, fruit juices, and drinks. Tetra Pak Malaysia launched The CAREton Project in 2012 as one of its environmental awareness programme. The company collects drink packs to be recycled into roofing sheets and panel boards to construct homes for the Orang Asli community, NGOs, and other community projects.

In 2019, Tetra Pak Malaysia partnered with MILO® UHT and collected a total of 35.2 million drink packs. They were able to recycle the collected materials into 1,249 roofing tiles and panel boards, which were used to build 25 Orang Asli homes. So, every drink pack counts!

Location: Tetra Pak, Uptown 2, Unit 1201, Level 12, No., Damanasara Uptown, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Zero Waste Map by Zero Waste Malaysia

Zero Waste Malaysia is a registered non-profit organisation that fosters a sustainable lifestyle. As the country's largest environmental community group, one of its programmes is the zero waste map designed to provide a guide of recycling locations throughout Malaysia.

On the map, users can locate sustainable wet markets (food and products without packaging), secondhand items, repair services for broken items, recycling facilities, and places where they can engage in sustainable service activities. To learn more about Zero Waste Malaysia’s sustainability initiatives, visit its website.

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