15 January 2020 – On average, 23,000 tonnes of waste are produced every day in Malaysia and the number is expected to rise in 2020. The Malaysian Government has been promoting the usage of reusable items and the “3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)” in our daily lives as a countermeasure; the result is showing but slow.
For this year’s first recycling campaign, the company collected an astonishing 11,650 kg of recyclable materials contributed by CMS staff! Our volunteers from CMS Group Finance and Group Corporate Reputation & Communications departments worked tirelessly from 7.30am onwards to receive, sort out and weigh the items which were mainly made up of newspapers, mixed papers, old corrugated cartons, aluminium cans and plastics bottles. The collection ended at 3.45pm and their hard work paid-off when they received RM2,196.76 which will be donated to charity during the year.
Thanks to everyone for your great effort and contribution. With the amount of waste we produce annually, recycling is no longer a sustainable solution to curb pollution. We should all make an effort to reduce paper waste and single-use plastics in our daily lives.