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Volunteer, Li Cai Wu shared with the audience in a lively manner on environmental protection, enabling an in-depth understanding about the disasters our Earth is facing. [Photograph by Alex Tan Ah Lek]

“Individual effort is insufficient, we must increase public awareness and appeal for more people to work hard to protect the environment. I will give my full support to promote recycling in school!” remarked student Ng Qi You who took down notes attentively. Another student, Thin Yan Xin, concurred that recycling concept and action must be passed on to future generations, to ensure continuous efforts are maintained.

Through the seminar, Ezralyn a/p Dayalan learnt how precious water is. She promised to start practising water conservation at home. [Photograph by Lee Keng Sheng]

On October 28, 2015, a group of 16 Tzu Chi volunteers arrived at SJK(C) Yu Hwa on a drizzling afternoon, to advocate environmental protection to students from Year 4 to Year 6. Through images of disasters, the students learnt about the impending danger that Earth faces, whereas the hands-on experience inspired them to treasure Earth’s resources.

Tzu Chi volunteers and guests officiated the opening ceremony by cutting a string with aluminium cans tied to it. [Photograph by Lim Poh Choo]

After months of planning and construction, the Tzu Chi Taman Klang Utama Educational Recycling Centre was opened on October 3, 2015, in the presence of 70 Tzu Chi volunteers and local residents. The recycling centre was set up on the premises of Econsave Hypermarket.

Volunteers specially prepared various types of resources to let students experience the fun of recycling through resource classification. [Photograph by Koh Poo Leng]

On the eve of Hari Raya, SJK(T) Telok Datok in Banting invited volunteers from Tzu Chi Klang to its Kempen Kitar Semula to share with 400 students on environmental protection. During the two-hour event, students gained a deeper understanding on environmental protection after learning about recycling and resource classification.

Volunteers showing the students the different types of recyclables. [Photograph by Tay Jee Un]

Students of SJK(T) Ladang Kubang, Nilai, know little about environmental protection. For this reason, Tzu Chi volunteers in Seremban went to the school to propagate the idea of loving Mother Earth and protecting the environment to the students.

Volunteers creatively recycled red packets into embroidered balls and tied cans and bottles to ribbon for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. [Photograph by Wang Guan Feng]

On May 10, 2015, the opening of Kota Tinggi Recycling-cum-Education Centre was held in conjunction with the celebration of Buddha’s Day, Mother’s Day and Tzu Chi’s Day. Members of the public came to witness this eventful moment with their blessings.

Volunteer showed an eco-blanket made from PET plastic bottles to the students.  [Photograph by Chan Kai Sian]

At the invitation of Chung Hua High School, Tzu Chi volunteers in Seremban walked into the school compound to advocate environmental protection. It is hoped to inculcate the concept in the young generation and promote a recycling culture in school.

Participants were seen sorting resources into different categories, and in doing so, understood the importance of recycling. [Photograph by Woo Phing Pheng]

Towards the end of 2014, nine out of the 14 states in the Malaysian Peninsula were hit by severe floods, the worst Malaysia has seen in the last 50 years. And in January 2015, Sarawak and Sabah of East Malaysia were also troubled by strong rising waters. With the unpredictable weather in recent years, it is imperative that we start recycling now. To raise awareness of this very important issue, Puchong’s Recycling Team organized a tea party for 32 public members on April 19 at the Tzu Chi Puchong Community Centre.

A joint ribbon cutting ceremony with the audiences was held to officiate the opening of Kahang Recycling Centre. [Photograph by See Kuan Heng]

In 2003, Tzu Chi volunteer, Quan Hui Fu offered his ancestral home to Tzu Chi to set up a recycling centre. However, due to its remoteness and insufficient basic facilities, volunteers decided to seek for another location. After more than a year of searching, they finally rented a single storey shop lot as the new recycling centre to engage more public members to recycle and serve as a venue to learn and share the Dharma.

During the ribbon cutting ceremony, the honourable guests and Tzu Chi volunteers cut the ribbon and then stepped on the aluminium cans and PET bottles to flatten them. [Photograph by Lai Nyok Chan]

In the wake of the massive floods, Tzu Chi recycling point in Kuala Krau has seen increased participation by non-Chinese villagers, as well as, an increase in the volume of recyclables. This has prompted local volunteer, Yeong Kam Lin, to look for a bigger recycling point. Much to her delight, Goh Yin Peng, Kuala Krau’s Village Head, agreed to let Tzu Chi set up a recycling centre on the premises of the community hall.

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