For over a decade now, the Water Vision programme organised by the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) and
“The versatility of plastic and its low cost have made plastic products a big part of our lives, resulting in it becoming an environmental issue that we all need to address together as citizens of the world. Plastic pollution is avoidable if we move away from a throwaway society where containers, shopping bags and straws are used once and discarded indiscriminately. Recycling is one way of reducing it,” said MNS Executive Director, I.S. Shanmugaraj.
To instill this mindset and lifestyle change, the Water Vision programme gets students to set up recycling centres in their own secondary schools or local community, while educating them of the importance of recycling plastic materials to reduce the likelihood of it ending up in our waterways and oceans.
Students are also educated on the different grades of plastic that can be recycled, how to sort them accordingly and clean them before selling them to the local recycling company for a small amount for their efforts.
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