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3R Programme: (Reduce-Reuse-Recycle) in Kudat

17th & 18th June 2011

KUDAT: Environmental Action Centre Sabah and Kudat Turtle Conservation Society have collaborated in organizing a 3R Programme (Reduce-Reuse-Recycle) at SJKC Lok Yuk Kudat and SM St. Peter Kudat on 17 & 18 June 2011. The programme aims to encourage students to practice the waste segregation from source thus increase the recycling activities.

Around 250 students from SJKC Lok Yuk, Kudat attended the program, where environmental quiz and composting activity was carried out as well introduction to the flower pot composting method.

A talk by the Chairperson of Kudat Turtle Conservation Society, Francesca Winfield emphasized more on the marine life which is affected by the rubbish trapped in the sea water especially turtles where they ingest plastic bags as it is often mistaken as food.

The beach cleanup activity then was carried out along the 700m of SM St. Peter Kudat beach front by 580 students. Approximately 1,007.6 kg of rubbish being collected which 588.8 kg are recyclable:-
  • 528.2 kg - plastic bottles recyclables
  • 37.7 kg - aluminium tins recyclables
  • 20.2 kg - glass recyclables
  • 2.7 kg - papers recyclables

Mr. Yabi Yangkat, the Director of State Environment Protection Department pointed out in his launching speech, the importance of commitment of the entire citizen to conserve the environment either by individual effort or in corporate collaboration. It is a hope that the beach cleanup activity has created awareness to the students to continue in their cleanliness activities.

Students of SJK (C) Lok Yuk that attended the 3R program
Mdm. Francesca presenting gift to student who was able to answer 3R quiz correctly
A demonstration on flower pot composting method by EAC representatives at SJK (C) Lok Yuk
Mdm. Francesca presenting a memento to Guest of Honour, Mr. Ahmad Maduna
Group photo at the main gate of SJK (C) Lok Yuk after the event finished
A demonstration on flower pot composting method by EAC representatives at SM. St. Peter
Some of SM. St. Peter students that attended the beach cleanup activity
Mr. Yabi giving out his speech during the launching of 3R programme at SM. St. Peter
Mr. Yabi presenting a memento to the SM. St Peter principal, Mr. Peter Gan
Storage for SM. St. Peter recycling activity
Rubbishes that cannot be recycled were weighted by MDK and stored inside contain
Rubbishes that been collected after the beach cleanup activity
Group photo with the recyclable items after launching of 3R program ends