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Recycle News

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.

Seri Nervillia Apartments organized a spring-cleaning and recycling exercise. Tzu Chi volunteers were invited to explain and promote resource collection. [Photograph by Chan Tuck Meng]

People are terrified at the mere mention of the Aedes mosquito, as it spreads dengue fever. With Selangor having the most dengue cases in the nation, the Seri Nervillia Apartments organized a spring-cleaning to encourage its residents to be hygienic and participate in recycling. Tzu Chi volunteers were invited to explain and promote resource collection.

TMJ Recycling Centre has inspired countless aged volunteers to cultivate blessings through recycling. [Photograph by Koh Poo Leng]

Klang’s recycling centre, Taman Mewah Jaya (or TMJ), which started operation in August 2012, has served its function of guarding Mother Earth. There is an open corner that allows neighbouring residents and volunteers to meet and do recycling together. On Wednesday mornings, housewives would spend their time there; and on Friday evenings, it becomes a place for office workers to do recycling.

An environmental protection exhibition jointly organized by Green Knights Club and Tzu Chi. [Photograph by Lee Heng Lun]

The Green Knights hopes to raise awareness amongst students to love and care for Mother Earth via interesting exhibits and games during a three-day exhibition on environmental protection.

Volunteers from Tampin and Melaka exchanging their recycling experiences. [Photograph by Hong Geok Hui]

There were some individuals who would make daily visits to the recycling centres not lending a hand. Yet, volunteers are reminded not to surrender to negativity, who knows it could be paving the way for good affinity in the future?

Tzu Chi Seremban was invited to take part in the exhibition to promote environmental protection during the International Raptor Watch event. [Photograph by Siow Yau Chu]

It was time for migratory birds to return home to the North and en route, the birds sojourned in Tanjong Tuan Recreation Forest. This drew many birdwatchers to view these fantastic birds taking their rest at this halfway home. The Malaysian Nature Society took this opportunity to organize an exhibition to promote conservation of nature and Tzu Chi Seremban was invited to participate.

On February 23, 2016, the Toyota Eco Youth team led 36 teachers and students to visit Taman Meru Education-cum-Recycling Centre in Klang, making the learning of recycling a subject beyond textbooks. [Photograph by Lai Kin Hoong]

A group of high school students visited Tzu Chi Taman Meru Education-cum-Recycling Centre in Klang. Whether actively sorting recyclables or quietly watching videos, they have definitely benefitted a lot from the programme. The school hopes that the children could acquire skills beyond classroom learning. A recycling centre not only enables students to learn recycling, but also inspires them to influence their relatives and friends to pay attention to recycling.

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