Permai Green Club (PGC) and Shaliz Waste Recycling Sdn Bhd (SWR) began its two-week recycling drive at Markaz PGC in RPN Kampong Lambak Kanan on Sunday where a collection point for used cooking oil (UCO), paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, and aluminium cans is available.
The recycling drive, set to take place until October 31, is intended to gather Indonesian and local green activists in the Sultanate to share their knowledge on the importance of green movements, and learn more on recycling UCO and its importance to Brunei.
The event was hosted by PGC, a green community Indonesian association in Brunei actively participating in reducing environmental issues in the country.
PGC has been collecting recyclable items annually and have collected 466 kilogrammes (kg) of items to be recycled as of Sunday.
Meanwhile, SWR, a company supported by the Department of Environment, Parks, and Recreation (JASTRe), has been providing UCO collection services for recycling.
SWR was invited in the recycling drive event to educate the public on the proper disposal of UCO which can be recycled into useful end products such as biodiesel, candles, and soap.
During the event, the PGC members also touched on topics such as the importance of fermentation of organic kitchen wastes such as fruits, sugar and water resulting eco-enzyme.
The two organisations have also shared experience and knowledge in promoting fresh perspectives on green practices in the Sultanate as recycling UCO and fruit wastes are new in the country.