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Community Recycle for Charity

Community Recycle for Charity

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Published by: Wendy Loh on May 05, 2012
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Doesn't us think of recycles just a form of social duty that is as trivial as we could not care little about?Think again. Today, let us look into how a simple act of kindness could really make a difference in our everyday life.The straightforward definition of Recycling is a way of transform waste products into something usable,usually a new product or raw materials that can be used for new product creation. It includes paper,aluminum and plastic, newspapers, etc. Recycling is also a kind of environmentally responsible lifestylethat reduces consumption and reuses products when possible. The benefits that is in all favorable termswith ecology would be conserve energy and natural resources. For instance, recycling just one ton of  paper can save 17 trees, 2 barrels of oil and 4100 kilowatts of energy. On top of that, it also frees up 3.2cubic yards of landfill space and prevents 60 pounds of pollution. It does not sound complicated and iswithin our reach to curb environmental crisis.In lieu with the world vision, the Amitabha Centre is not lagging behind in doing her parts. Currently,there are 40 lorries is collecting recyclables in Selangor area and Johor Bahru, there are more than 150collection points inclusive of newspapers, clothing, plastics, steels, etc. The recycle token rate for 1 kgnewspapers is at 30 cent at the moment and these money will go into the hands of targeted members, suchas orphans, old folks, poor family, and patients with kidney failure; and it will be done in anaccumulative and ongoing way to reach out for the needy.Quoting Booker T. Washington from his book “Up from Slavery”;
Those who are happiest are those whodo the most for others.”
The Amitabha Centre has started working on the ground for XX years with arecord of accumulative fund of RMXXX. Appeased with the public support, the Amitabha Centre isencouraged and will take its work to greater scale with a vision of nationwide collection. The AmitabhaCentre is also working on fund-raise to recruit more volunteers and purchase more affordable lorry for collecting the recyclables.Mr. Shaohua, one of the beneficiary of recycling fund said, “ I am thankful for the money I received tohelp with general daily life. Most importantly, I know the money is coming from a very meaningful end.It lightens my heart even more when I know I am part of the green citizen.”When being interviewed about the recycling progress in the Amitabha Centre, the person-in-charge, Mr.Koh slowly tells; “ We are not expecting an overturn of incoming resources and also aware that other  NGOs are doing similar work too. The message we are putting across is that it is perseverance in charitywe are pressing on.”Donating your unused overflow to someone who can put it to good use can be just as satisfying as givingto your favorite charity and maybe even better. What the Amitabha Centre doing is a great concept inglobal generosity. Not only do we have the chance to fulfill someone’s need within our own community, but we can make a lesser impact on our favorite place to live—Earth.Miss Noor, the Public Relations Executive of Malaysian Environmental NGOs (MENGO) , tells that anawareness within society need to be build promptly to prevent misconception of recycling in the mind of general public; “ People should not think of selling recyclables only to commercial recycling company but realize that social community is also pushing forward their agenda. Public participation in recycling program is essential.” She also highlighted the cost-benefit analysis in such waste minimization which isthe current environmental movement instead of other waste management.During the interview, Miss Noor also stresses that Malaysia has not been achieving sustainable recyclingtargets as per according to the standard of 
Design for the Environment Program
(DfE). The DfE is a

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