Ts. Dr. Roslinda binti Ali
The project of the “Recycling @ U – UTHM” was funded by The Coca-Cola Foundation. On 15 April 2017, Coca-Cola partnered with Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) by launching the programme “Recycling @ U” in a bid to encourage the varsity’s students to reduce, reuse and recycle materials to protect the environment. Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) leads the “Recycling@U” programme that aided Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (Selangor), Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (Perak), Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (Negri Sembilan) and Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (Johor) in operating their own on-campus recycling centres. The project aimed to help the construction of a recycling centre in UTHM and awareness campaigns to inculcate recycling habits. In addition, this project also aimed to encourage the UTHM staff and students to reduce, reuse and recycle materials to protect the environment and create a passionate and environmentally friendly UTHM community.
On 12 June 2018, UTHM has decided to rebrand the name of this Recycling Centre (Recycling @ U) to the Resource Learning Learning Center (Rumah Pembelajaran Pemulihan Sumber, RPPS) in accordance with its role as learning centres for waste management and resources recovery. This RPPS combined several important components such as recycling centre, rainwater harvesting, biogas technology (anaerobic digester), mini water park as well as the edible garden.
2018 – Present
1. Establishment of Resource Learning Learning Center or Rumah Pembelajaran Pemulihan Sumber (RPPS) aims to improve the waste management in the campus through resource recovery activities.
2. It also serves as a one-stop-centre for the implementation of integrated recycling activities. (RPPS) combined several important components such as recycling centre, rainwater harvesting, biogas technology (anaerobic digester), mini water park as well as the edible garden.
3. Generate university financial resources through proactive recycling activities as well as provide savings to solid waste management operations around the UTHM campus.
4. Provide entrepreneurial opportunities among UTHM students (members of the Planeteers Club) through the purchase and sale of recycled materials.