Friday, 26 October 2007

MyKad Recycle Rewards Community Programme

I have been given a task by the community in the neighbourhood I am part of. I am looking for someone to collect the organic waste we have collected after cleaning up the park.

I know for a fact that some recyclers use organic waste to run their paper mills and may be willing to pay for them. It's great if I can locate one near Bandar Sungai Long. The fee we can collect from recycling can be used to organise activities we have in mind.

My search for "organic waste for fuel malaysia" brought me to Eco Web. From there, I search for companies in Malaysia and discovered that Brunswick Industries Sdn Bhd is running a "MyKad Recycle Rewards Community Programme" as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

This means that as long as you are a Malaysian with MyKad, you will be rewarded with "nRinggit" for turning in your recyclables. You can use your "nRinggit" to redeem shopping vouchers, electronic or electrical product and even cash.

So, where can you send your recyclables to? They have a niffy box on the left hand side of their website for you to enter your postal code to locate the recyclers nearest you. Sadly, the participation level of recyclers towards this programme is low and I discovered that only 3 companies in Perak are participating.

Not one to give up, I browsed Kementerian Perumahan Dan Kerajaan Tempatan website, which is one of the links posted there. I made a few calls and discovered that you can get a free copy of "Kitar Semula Directory" that lists recyclers at the following address:

Ministry Of Housing & Local Authority
Pusat Bandar Damansara
50782 Kuala Lumpur
Cik Tahlia: Tel No: 03-2099 2370

So, what are you waiting for? Spread the news about "MyKad Recycle Rewards Community Programme". Look through the directory and inform the recyclers in your locality about your interest to participate and get them involved.

You can participate through any of these programmes:

1) As an Organisation Member by involving your company.
2) Encourage your family, friends and neighbours to join you as Individual Member.
3) If you have the venue and human resources to collect and sort recyclables find out if you can join as an Operator.

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