SK TTDI Jaya and SMK Seksyen 19 Crowned Champions in F&N Beverages & MBSA Recycling Campaign
Posted on 22 July 2011
 
 

Shah Alam – Thirty-five schools within the administration of Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) “swept” its surroundings clean, reaching a record of 141,612.65kg in total recyclable items collected in the fifth annual School Recycling Campaign under the Kempen Kitar Semula F&N Beverages & MBSA.

Returning champions, S.K. TTDI Jaya, bagged the title in the primary schools category for the third consecutive year to take home RM1,500 in cash with an outstanding margin over the rest of the competing schools. The school, with 17,446.5kg of recyclables collected, also took home the Special Award of RM600 for the highest amount of plastic collected amongst all schools, primary and secondary.

S.K. Bukit Rimau just managed to steal the runner-up spot with 6,373kg collected ahead of S.K. TUDM Subang who gathered 6,050kg to clinch third spot, taking home RM1,300 and RM1,200 respectively for their efforts. Rounding out the top five were S.K. Seksyen 9 at fourth place with 4,972kg and S.K. Alam Megah 2 at fifth place with 3,921.60kg collected earning RM1,100 and RM1,000 respectively.

Schools in the sixth to tenth place namely S.K. Alam Megah 3, S.K. Bandar Anggerik, Sek Agama Integrasi Seksyen 19, S.K. Shah Alam and S.K. Seksyen 6 won consolation prizes of RM200 each.

Meanwhile, the secondary schools category seems more evenly matched with a number of schools springing last minute stashes of recyclable items to blindside the competition. This made no difference to 2008 champions S.M.K. Seksyen 19 who stayed the distance to haul in an impressive 17,125.5kg and take home the grand prize of RM1,500 for the second time in this competition.
 

   

 

S.M.K. Alam Megah 2 came in second for the second consecutive year with 12,059.85kg while S.M.K. TTDI took third place with 11,057.7kg of recyclables to earn RM1,300 and RM1,200 respectively.

S.M.K. Bukit Jelutong who dropped to fourth from third place last year took home RM1,100 but were further rewarded with the Special Award which carried an additional RM600 for the highest amount of aluminium collected amongst all schools. At fifth place, S.M.K. Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah won RM1,000, while S.M.K. Seksyen 24, S.M.K. Seksyen 11, S.M.K. Seksyen 24/2, S.M.K. Seksyen 7 and S.M.K. Seksyen 16 came in sixth to tenth and each went home RM200 richer.

Speaking at the prize giving ceremony, Mr. James Teo, Managing Director of F&N Beverages Marketing Sdn Bhd, praised the students, teachers as well as Shah Alam residents for their efforts, saying they were the real recycling heroes of this campaign.

“Children are important agents of change as they are generally open and more receptive to new ideas. This campaign has definitely thrived as we now have more students adopting the recycling habit in the daily lives and in turn, spread the message and its benefits to their parents and friends”.

“I am pleased that the campaign received tremendous participation over the years reflecting the greater reach of the campaign. It is largely due to the dedication of the students and their teachers who continue to make a difference and because of them, the environment is definitely much better off,” he said.

The campaign this year included prizes for Shah Alam residents who participated in a mini photography contest themed ‘Cultivating Recycling’ (Kitar Semula – Amalan Kita). Tertiary students at Shah Alam institutions also came out to receive their due recognition for their creativity in inventing items out of recyclables.

The prizes for the F&N Beverages and MBSA Recycling School Recycling Campaign are collectively sponsored by F&N Beverages Marketing Sdn Bhd and Alam Flora Sdn Bhd.

With over RM24,000 worth of prizes, the campaign continues to attract more schools and the public who aim to do their bit for the Mother Nature. Newly-appointed Shah Alam Mayor, Dato' Haji Mohd Jaafar B. Haji Mohd Atan was present to hand out the prizes alongside Mr. James Teo.



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