Attempts at recycling have been undertaken to solve the problem of trash in Ipoh but many have failed largely due to ignorance and apathy.
Taking cognisance of this, Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad (KLK) kicked off its recycling campaign, as part of its corporate responsibility initiative, on Thursday, March 1.
The company has strategically collaborated with Koperasi Alam Hijau Perak Berhad (KOHIJAU) to start its own recycling programme at its head office, Wisma Taiko.
In conjunction with the campaign launch, the signature green recycling bin from KOHIJAU-iCYCLE was positioned at the car park of Wisma Taiko.
Dr Richard Ng, Chairman of KOHIJAU, and his team of dedicated volunteers were at the ceremony to enlighten those present on the point-reward system and its ‘trash into cash’ concept.
“At KLK, we place great importance on protecting and preserving the environment. We’re glad to reinforce environmental awareness among our employees and hope to instil this sense of responsibility in each individual,” said Patrick Kee, the Group Plantations Director of KLK in his opening remarks.
The Group hopes to set an example for other public-listed companies by initiating a recycling programme beginning at its head office. It is leadership by example.
Undoubtedly, KLK advocates a healthy and a liveable world for the current and future generations.