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On 13 September 2023, Malakoff Corporation Berhad (“Malakoff”) and its subsidiary, Alam Flora Sdn Bhd (“Alam Flora”) successfully hosted an environmental-focused event entitled ‘Preserve Nature for Future’ at Malakoff Academy of Excellence (“MAX”). Aimed at promoting awareness on making sustainable choices through recycling, the event was attended by Alam Flora’s Manager of Corporate Communication and Branding Encik Azman Shawal, Alam Flora’s Head of Group Safety Encik Shamsul Anuar Othman, Malakoff’s Head of Operations and Project Management Services, Puan Subrina Thiagarajah, Malakoff’s Head of Group Safety, Dr. Ramizu Abd Rahim and Malakoff staff.
Concentrating on educating Malakoff staff on the importance of recycling for a greener and sustainable future, the event was officiated with an opening remark by Dr. Ramizu before proceeding to its key highlight – a presentation by Alam Flora representatives, Encik Wan Ahmad Fareez Bin Amir and Cik Aliya Nor Azman on Alam Flora’s recycling initiatives that focus on sustainable waste management and alternatives that can be adopted to replace single-use plastics.
“Malaysians produce approximately 38,429 tonnes per waste every day, which is equivalent to 1.7kg of solid waste per person. You can imagine how packed our landfills are. However, it is evident that the culture of recycling has progressively become prevalent among Malaysians as it was reported in 2022 that the national recycling rate had reached 33.17%, striving to achieve targeted recycling rate of 40% by 2035”, Encik Wan Ahmad Fareez explained.
Both speakers also shared the facilities that Alam Flora currently offers to drive the interest of the public to shift their perspective on recycling and recycled materials. Its Fasiliti Inovasi Kitar Semula (“FIKS”) not only provides an Integrated Recycling Facility (“IRF”), but also serves as an educational hub for people to further educate themselves on the types of recyclable items and how they can be converted to oil, and more. A boutique – Butik 3R – that houses recycled clothes can also be found at FIKS.
There were also fun activities and interactive booths for attendees to let loose and enjoy themselves.
Overall, the event saw significant engagement from Malakoff staff, demonstrating its role as a valuable platform for educating everyone about the significance of recycling and how even the smallest choices can make a substantial environmental difference.
This initiative is part of Malakoff’s continuous efforts at environmental preservation through various activities that focus on sustainable waste management and circular economy. It is also in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goal No. 12 which emphasises on sustainable consumption and production patterns.