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Recycle News

Forty-one students and four teachers from Lodge Primary National School visited a Tzu Chi recycling centre to enhance awareness on environmental protection thereby implementing recycling in their daily life. [Photograph by Alex Tan Ah Lek]

A group of Primary 6 students were heavily tested when doing recycling personally. Be it the various kinds of rubbish or the filthiness and unpleasant smell, the children finally understood the hard work of recycling volunteers and the utmost importance of environmental protection.

Chew Kooi Gaik of 70 (wheelchair bound) joyfully received recognition from Song Quek Khian (right), Deputy CEO of Tzu Chi KL & Selangor. She felt blessed with the opportunity to be Master’s disciples and join in the ranks of volunteerism. [Photograph by Kevin Tan Kok Sieong]

“Blessing! This is blessing! I am not dreaming, am I? Am I really ‘wearing’ the blessing? This is great, thank you Master for giving me such blessing!” uttered a 70-year-old Chew Kooi Gaik, grinning from ear to ear.

Ong Koon San, who attended the new volunteers’ training for the first time, was happy to be acknowledged as a recycling volunteer. He is seen here performing sign language cheerfully with other volunteers. [Photograph by Kevin Tan Kok Sieong]

In the beginning, Ong Koon San repeatedly used his illiteracy as an excuse not to join the volunteers’ training. In the end, it was the irresistibly beautiful landscaping of the recycling centre that attracted him. He began to recycle and eventually became part of the big Tzu Chi family.

With help from Tzu Chi volunteers, Sungai Besar Kindergarten children were taught the right way to classify resources, learning about recycling and environmental protection in a fun way while gaining knowledge. [Photograph by Lee Eng Foo]

August 21, 2016 was not just another Tzu Chi’s Recycling Day at Sungai Besar community, but an important day for the Sungai Besar Recycling Point. Under the active promotion of local volunteers, pre-schoolers learnt about environmental protection. Through videos and actual practising, parents and children learnt more about recycling and were more prepared for the waste classification measure to be implemented by local government starting September.

Tzu Chi volunteers were invited to take part in the “Customer Day” event held by Melaka – Negeri Sembilan Public Complaints Bureau. [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]

It was “Customer Day” for the Melaka – Negeri Sembilan Branch of the Public Complaints Bureau. Tzu Chi volunteers were specially invited to help raise environmental awareness and the response was excellent. It is hoped that more people will realize the importance of environmental protection, thereby putting in more effort for the Earth.

Volunteers used various samples to educate the public on the types of recyclable resources collected by Tzu Chi. [Photograph by Wong Kwan Fong]

Tzu Chi volunteers for the first time held a tea party at the Kota Tinggi Recycling-cum-Education Centre, inviting around 60 residents to the fellowship session. We shared the meaning of recycling and promoted the need for cleanliness of recyclables right from the source.

Beautiful Earth turned into filth-filled landfill. [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]

Do you know what happen to the household rubbish after it is collected? It may seem that each of us creates only a small amount of rubbish each day, but collectively, we accumulated the rubbish at a staggering rate. To solve this problem, it is imperative that we make changes to our lifestyle before it is too late.

Sweet Huat reached out to a high chair for support as he squashed on the PET bottles. [Photograph by Koh Poo Leng]

Koi Sweet Huat suffered a sudden stroke three years ago. With much encouragement and to kill time, he finally consented to participate in recycling activities at Tzu Chi’s Recycling-cum-Educational Centre in Pulau Ketam. Now, he hardly misses his weekly duty at the recycling centre. From his involvement in recycling, he has found a remedy for his recovery; and with constant care and medical assistance from Tzu Chi Klang, he is on the road to recovery.

For the opening ceremony, volunteers had filled the recycled coloured bags with aluminium cans and tied them with red ribbons. [Photograph by Chee Kok Hong]

The previous recycling centre at the single-storey shop house was inadequate with space constraint. Husband and wife volunteers, Liu Guo You and Huang Mei Ying, offered Tzu Chi the use of their one-acre abandoned factory land on special rental. The area is ten times bigger at a good location. Recycling at this local community has now reached a new height.

Despite being almost 80 years old, Lau Yok Lin’s energy put in the recycling activity matches that of many youngsters. [Photograph by Lee Wei Kean]

On the third Sunday of every month, Lau Yok Lin’s petite figure would always be spotted at Setia Alam. Having been involved in recycling activities for ten years, she is extremely skilled in bundling the newspapers, sorting the bottles and cans, and tidying used clothes. Recycling is not only an act of cherishing lives and saving the Earth, it has become one of the “important” tasks in her life.

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