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The Indonesian volunteers were attracted to the baskets used in multiple ways at the recycling centre. They felt that they could apply the same at their recycling centres to save space. [Photograph by Koh Poo Leng]

Nine months after coming to Malaysia for the Indonesian-Malaysian Entrepreneur Interactive Camp, over 100 Indonesian Tzu Chi volunteers were in Kuala Lumpur again for an exchange on environmental protection mission with local volunteers. During the visit, they visited Tzu Chi recycling centres at different communities, including the Tzu Chi Taman Meru Recycling-cum-Educational Centre in Klang.

Leong Kee Soon used to love heavily-seasoned meat dishes. After encountering Tzu Chi, he and his wife, Wong Tyng Tyng, turned vegetarians. They also converted their food-stall into a vegetarian one. [Photograph by Hong Geok Hui]

Leong Kee Soon is a chef. Having savoured all kinds of delicacies, he would not touch vegetables at all. However, upon meeting Tzu Chi, he is willing to go vegetarian with his wife, Wong Tyng Tyng. They have even converted their food-stall into a vegetarian cuisine stall. Change requires courage and determination. With a simple belief, they adhered to their Master’s teaching.

Tzu Chi was invited to work with the local government and residents of the Klebang District of Malacca, to turn Klebang into a clean community. [Photograph by Lee Kin Chee]

Tzu Chi was invited to work jointly with the local government and residents of the Klebang District of Malacca to create a clean community. Only when everyone put their efforts together can the Earth be clean and healthy.

Mayor Yeoh (2nd left) was attracted by the reuseable baskets used to collect recyclables, which were converted from discarded fishing baskets. [Photograph by Koh Poo Leng]

Pulau Gaya is an island ten minutes off Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. An island of biodiversity, it is a favourite tourism spot. However, the threat to this biodiversity is the oceanic pollution by floating rubbish and rubbish dumped on the island. To overcome this problem, the City Council and Tzu Chi volunteers are planning to work out a recycling programme in Pulau Gaya. Having learnt about Tzu Chi Recycling-cum-Educational Centre in Pulau Ketam, the Mayor of Kota Kinabalu, Yeoh Boon Hai, visited the Centre accompanied by Tzu Chi volunteers and his officers on July 1, 2017.

Tay Kim Wee is seen here segregating recyclables during an activity to promote environmental protection at the Oriental Melaka Straits Medical Centre. [Photograph by Chong Fook Lin]

When Tay Kim Wee first came to the recycling centre, there was always a distance between him and the volunteers. After his two years of volunteering at the recycling centre, volunteers gradually changed their perceptions towards him and the distance between them started to close.

Grandpa Low Kong What (centre) has a flair and knowledge in metal products like iron, steel and copper. Looking on is Ong Lai Ket on the left. [Photograph by Kang Miew Tiang]

A worn-out gas hob is destined for the junkyard, if not, a recycling centre. With his skilful hands and ingenuity, Grandpa Low Kong What, breathes new life into such appliances, conveying the spirit of cherishing resources and thriftiness.

David Choong, a recycling trader, explained to all on the various categories of plastics. [Photograph by Wong Siew Chin]

Sixty-two volunteers and public members gathered at Tzu Chi Seremban Liaison Office for the annual training for recycling volunteers on November 20, 2016 (Sunday). On that day, disturbing questions with regards to recycling of beverage packaging were answered by two recycling traders.

Volunteers were seen picking up trash or holding up posters among the masses. [Photograph by Low Chung Chin]

This Earth is the planet we all live in. Only when nursing the Earth back to health can humans live in peace. During the street procession in celebration of the Nine Emperor Gods’ Festival, Tzu Chi volunteers promoted environmental protection to the public.

Selangor State Assemblywoman, Elizabeth Wong was present to grace the opening ceremony of the mural at Bukit Jelutong Recycling Centre[Photograph by Ng Shie Yuh]

Eleven guests witnessed the opening of a 5 ft by 25 ft long mural in the “Jom! Kitar Semula” ceremony. The mural depicted scenes of forest, being the home for butterflies, humming birds and various insects living in the ecosystem. It also promotes care for our environment, planet and resources.


Tzu Chi volunteers Tan Bee Chui together with Ng Ai Choon, hyped up the atmosphere, and the session was well-received by the students. [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]

“I won’t waste food anymore!” “I want to drive other students into recycling!” Students who had always been noisy during the lecture not only listened attentively but also sorted resources wholeheartedly. There were some who regretted wasting food previously while others wanted to carry out resource classification and advocate recycling. Everyone began to take heed of environmental protection.

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