World Cleanup Day: A total of 1,593.5 kg trash collected in Labuan Beach

September 19, 2018

LABUAN – In conjunction with the World Cleanup Day, Junior Chamber International (JCI) Labuan has successfully conducted its beach cleanup activity at the beach at Rancha-Rancha Industrial Estate on last Saturday. 

Some 125 individuals from various government agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), private companies and caring community had participated this event.

“A total of 1,593.5 kg of recycle domestic waste which consists of 1,294.5 kg of plastic waste, 294 kg of rubber waste, 5 kg of glass waste were collected along the beach.

“This has exceeded the target of 150 kg that was initially planned. Most of the domestic waste collected at the beach are plastic bottles and tyres,” said the spokesperson for the programme.

While, at national level, a collaboration with more than 50 JCI Local Organisations throughout Malaysia, JCI Malaysia broke the Malaysia Book of Records for “The Largest Recyclable Domestic Waste Collected in A Day” by gathering 23,305.61 kg of recyclable domestic waste.

On behalf of JCI Labuan, the organising chairlady, Kuai Chee Yuen thanked her committees and all participants for their active participation and also said that everyone should be proud of this record breaking achievement.

She also thanked the organisations such as Labuan Corporation, Environment Department, Labuan Youth Council, The Thirdforce Labuan, Lions Club of Labuan Mandarin, Safe & Clean Oil Recycle Sdn Bhd, TMF Trust Labuan Limited, Pemborong Maju Bersatu Sdn Bhd, Wintech Trading Sdn Bhd, Borneo Star Dive Sdn Bhd and Rancha Rancha Aerated Water for supporting the event. 

She further said that the event has successfully created an impact to the local community throughout Malaysia by creating the awareness not only in cleaning up the environment, but also in recycling and reducing the waste.

JCI Labuan provides development opportunities that empower active individuals from 18 to 40-years-old in four areas (individual development, business opportunities, community and international exposure) to create positive changes in their community.

For those interested to join the club or learn more about JCI Labuan can contact president Steven Shung at 017-811 7833.