I strongly support the recycling campaign that is going on. Such
a campaign is long overdue. We as members of
the public should give our whole-hearted support to such an important campaign.
The main objective of our recycling project is to reduce the amount of
garbage in our community. A secondary objective is to encourage the residents in
our community to recycle.
One such recycling program is the Kitar Semula program. Through this program,
the Ministry of Housing and Local Government has placed more than 1000 recycling
bins and established 65 recycling centers all over the country. The rubbish bins
are found in public places like schools, petrol stations and shopping malls.
Sadly, there are still many people in our country who are not willing to go
through this little inconvenience. To them, it is so much easier to
chuck the recyclable materials into the
garbage bin. And what is happening? Out of 30% of the solid waste generated by
households that can be recycled, only 5% is being recycled. This is
Perhaps we should do what is being done in some parts of the United States.
If the people do not recycle their recyclable waste, their garbage will not be
collected. Moreover, they have to pay per bag of waste
I'm proud to say that the people in my area, Taman Cemerlang, have
demonstrate their great support for recycling. We not only recycle but we have
also managed to cut down on the amount of waste our community generates.
So, let us all do our part in this recycling drive. That is by cutting down
usage and waste on one hand and recycling on the other. Together we can make our
world a better place!