SIO 2 – Waste & Recycling Sustainable Activities

JANUARY 2020

S20120/01
Green Activity:
Save the Tree, Save the Knowledge

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Date:
 19th January 2020

Place/Venue:
UTHM Pagoh

Participants:
Student Representative Council (MPP) of Tun Hussein Onn University Malaysia (UTHM) Pagoh Branch Campus

Description:

In order to promote recycling practices among campus students, Student Representative Council (MPP) The Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia University (UTHM) Pagoh Branch Campus in collaboration with Solid Waste Management (SWM) Environment organized the ‘Save The Tree, Save The Knowledge’ program from 10 January to 15 January.  1,216 tons of used material has been collected

The program led by Muhammad Faris Abdul Hadi as the Leading Deputy President of the two (2) MPP, it was well-received by the campus students. The program aimed to manage used learning materials and prevent them from being thrown into the trash. In addition, it also aims to incorporate recycling practices and the importance of preserving the greenery of the campus. According to Muhammad Faris, the program is carried out by collecting used books, papers, boxes, iron, metal cans, and plastic in every block of Pagoh Residential College every day.“Looking at the increasing number of books and papers that students donate, they increase every day. We believe the program is able to get the support and attention of many, so this program will be extended until January 16, 2020,” said Muhammad Faris.

The program has been running for almost a week and collected 1180 kg of used books and papers. All of these used books and papers were collected by SWM Environment on 17 January. “Instead of books and papers we also managed to collect 10 kilograms (kg) of boxes, 4kg of plastic, 22kg of iron and 22kg of metal cans, bringing the total amount to the collection reaching 1216kg,” he added.

Money collected from the sale of these used items will be used for the benefit of UTHM Pagoh students as a token of appreciation for the support and assistance they have provided. It is hoped that this program will open the eyes of campus students on the benefits of this recycling practice, by imposing the slogan ‘someone’s trash is other’s treasure.


S20120/02
Green Activity:
Food Waste Management- UTHM introduces ‘Takakura Home Method’

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Date:
 20 January 2020

Place/Venue:
UTHM, Batu Pahat, Johor

Participants:
Profesor Madya Ts. Dr. Aeslina Abdul Kadir from Faculty of Civil Engineering and Environment and students from 36 schools around Simpang Renggam.

Description:
Food waste is the biggest contributor from the overall composition of the solid waste generated daily in Malaysia which is 45%. Food waste can actually be recycled and can make organic fertilizers. Besides, it can extend the lifespan of a landfill site in Malaysia. According to the Solid Waste Management and Public Cleansing Corporation (SWM), Statistic for 2017 shows that the total amount of food produced by the people of Malaysia is almost 15,000 tonnes per day and this number is expected to increase to 30,000 tonnes by 2020 due to the growing population in this country. On average, this experiment that was done in 36 schools around Simpang Renggam area shows every school has produced a minimum of 2 kilograms of food (kg) and can weigh up to 7 kg a day.