433kg trash collected in beach clean-up

Lyna Mohamad

Dell Technologies pioneered the use of eight metric tonnes of ocean-bound plastic to create packaging for the XPS 13 2-in-1 in 2017 and to date have used 16,000 pounds of ocean-bound plastic, said Dell Country Manager ROAP Jennifer Ooi.

She said in support of United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 14, the company committed to increase annual usage 10 times by 2025.

She said this at a beach clean-up initiative organised by Netcom, local sole distributer of Dell products at the Muara Beach yesterday.

She added, Dell Technologies is committed to drive human progress. “Through its reach, technology and people, we strive to create a positive and lasting impact by advancing sustainability.

“Plastic in our oceans is a problem with far reaching consequences. Every year, it’s estimated that eight million metric tonnes of plastic enter the ocean. We strongly believe we have a responsibility to protect and enrich our planet together with our customers, suppliers and communities.”

ABOVE & BELOW: Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Awang Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin in a group photo with participants; and the minister during the cleaning campaign. PHOTOS: LYNA MOHAMAD

Jennifer hoped to be able to facilitate and inspire meaningful changes to protect the planet and empower local communities adding that Dell started using post-consumer recycled plastics in their products since 2008.

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Awang Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin was the guest of honour.

Also present were Legislative Council member Acting Penghulu of Mukim Serasa and Village Head of Kampong Masjid Lama, Pekan Muara, Sabun and Pelumpong, Yanf Berhormat Pengiran Haji Mohamed bin Pengiran Haji Osman @ Othman, the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports officials and management of Dell and Netcom.

The event began with the recitation of Doa Selamat by Md Husein bin Haji Ibrahim followed with brief remarks from Jennifer Ooi and Netcom Sales Manager Haji Md Hassan bin Haji Gafar.

Haji Mohd Hassan thanked the participants for their support towards the environmental drive.

“This proves that we all care for our country in ensuring it is kept clean and safe. Our appreciation also goes to Dell as our business partner who have given their endless support,” he added. A total of 433kg of trash were collected during the cleaning campaign.