What is recycling?

Simply put, recycling means using things that have already been used to make new things. It also includes reusing things as they are, and giving things you no longer need for other people to use.

Learning about recycling is one thing, doing it is another. So let us all recycle, for the future lies in our hands.

Facts: Do you know?

Recycling saves energy and reduces pollution. This would help slow down global climate change.

With the 15,000 tons of rubbish collected daily, it will take only 9.6 days to fill up the Petronas Twin Towers with garbage.

A 22% recycling rate reduces 16,800 m3 of waste per day - equivalent to 2 storeys of the Petronas Twin Towers.

Recycling can help the government and other authorities to save up to RM90 million from the entire cost of handling solid waste per year.

We use over 80 billion aluminum cane every year. If none of these cane are recycled, we could actually build a rather large sized building.

For over 300,000 kilos of newspaper published every year, only 4% are recycled.

Recycling one glass bottle saves enough energy to light a 100-watt bulb for 4 hours.

  1. Malaysia Ministry of Housing and Local Government

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