JASTRe’s initiative raises awareness on importance of recycling

|     Daniel Lim     |

THE Department of Environment, Parks and Recreation (JASTRe) held its ‘Recycling Day’ initiative in three locations across the Brunei-Muara, Tutong and Belait districts recently.

The activity focussed on the collection of recyclable rubbish like paper, plastic bottles, used cooking oil and electronic waste (e-waste) such as computers, printers, televisions, refrigerators and air conditioners.

It aimed to raise awareness on the positive impact recycling has on the environment.

The activity was co-organised by six registered recycling companies – Daikyo Environmental Recycling Sdn Bhd, EnEvo Sdn Bhd, Imaa Maya Enterprise, Shaliz Waste Recycling, Kawan Bumi Sdn Bhd and CIC Environmental Services Sdn Bhd.

The companies are responsible for collecting the recyclable materials and items and processing them either domestically or abroad into reusable raw materials.

At the end of the activity, 167kg of paper waste, 118.1kg of plastic bottles, 99.25 litres of used cooking oil, and 90 e-waste items were collected and transported to the premises of the six recycling companies for processing.

The public who wish to know more about recycling, the various steps the process encompasses and ways to carry out recycling can contact the JASTRe at 2241262 or email [email protected] or visit www.env.gov.bn, or follow the department’s social media pages.

Recycling Day successfully held in the Belait District. – JASTRE