Environmental Issues

Projects under Environmental Issues

Anti-littering Campaign

Littering is the disposal of waste in the wrong place by unlawful human action, which can be environmentally harmful. It is common for young adults and school children to litter with soda cans, coffee cups, beer bottles, plastic bags, gum wrappers and various other items. These items can be seen alongside a road, stuck against a fence, or lying around an empty lot. It is important to educate the community about the consequences of littering and educate about the simple actions we can take as responsible citizens.
Year started: 2016
Project Leader: Dr Haresh Kumar Kantilal

Gotong-royong at Bukit Jalil

This gotong-royong project aims to clean the Bukit Komanwel park by collecting rubbish and maintain the cleanliness. We plan to conduct this activity twice a year to promote the spirit of volunteerism. The park will look cleaner and attract more people to the park.
Year started: 2016
Project Leader: Pn Eza Hazrina Kamarudin

Tree Planting at FRIM

FRIM is one of the leading institutions in tropical forestry research in the world. Founded in 1929, the former Forest Research Institute became a full-fledged statutory body, governed by the Malaysian Forestry Research and Development Board (MFRDB) under the Ministry of Primary Industries (1985).
Year started: 2016
Project Leader: Pn Eza Hazrina Kamarudin

Recycling of e-waste

Electronic and electrical wastes can be environmentally harmful if disposed in a landfill as these items contain toxic and hazardous materials such as lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic. Compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) and fluorescent lamp (FL) contain mercury. Leakage from broken CFL and FL is hazardous to the environment. They should be placed in a box or wrapped in recycle paper before disposing in a responsible way.
Year started: 2016
Project Leader: Pn Rosbi Anum Ibrahim

Recycling of hotel toiletries

Every month, there are hundreds of half-used toiletries (shampoo, body lotions, etc.) that are discarded by hotels to waste. These toiletries could have been reused and recycled appropriately by underprivileged people, who can hardly afford any toiletries for personal hygiene. Working together with Westin Hotel, KL, our team aims to promote personal hygiene among the urban poor community facilitated with the reuse and recycle of the half-used toiletries. This will also, in addition, help instil a sense of responsibility to protect our environment through proper disposal of reused products.
Year started: 2018
Project Leader: Assoc Prof Ooi Ing Hong

Serving the community is a manifestation of the University's core values but also as part of experiential learning, generally, a very effective form of learning - Walking the Talk.