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Recycle News

The resources awaiting classification were piling up at Batu Berendam Recycling-cum-Education Centre, hence the pressing need for more volunteers to help out. [Photograph by Low Siew Lian]

With Chinese New Year round the corner, the recyclables sent to Tzu Chi recycling centres are on the rise. The habit of replacing old items with new ones still remains despite the fact that we are in an era of tightening our belts. People are still spending, especially on festive goods.

Led by Lee Shook May and some seniors, many volunteers at Tzu Chi Bukit Cheng Recycling Centre have changed their lifestyles and begun doing recycling at home. [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]

Lee Shook May was a senior departmental head of an oil and gas company but she opted for early retirement to place more time and effort in environmental protection mission in Tzu Chi. She hopes to evoke changes in the mindset regardless of how insignificant it could be in the eyes of others, and endeavour to salvage the remaining.

Inspired by the “Grassroots Bodhi” programme on Da Ai TV, Granny Liang began to do recycling at home. [Photograph by Low Mai Yin]

To most of the elderly in the Chinese society, they have chosen to spend their golden years taking care of their grandchildren. But there is a granny, who in her nineties, has gone against all odds to protect the Earth joyfully.

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.

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