SMART (Start Managing All Resources Today) Ranger for Schools within Klang Valley
Malaysians have been introduced to the recycling concept for more than a decade ago through awareness and promotions. However, the recycling rate among Malaysians is still relatively very low, 17.5% in 2016 (ISWA, 2017).
To boost the recycling rate in Malaysia, this project is developed with central aim to engage school students around Klang Valley to start recycle.
Through GEC’s SMART (Start Managing All Resources Together) Ranger Programme, school students will be empowered through practical action on sustainable solid waste management and they will be introduced to Recycle for Life (RFL) programme - a systematic buy-back system that allows exchange of recyclable items with money.
Duration: April 2018 - March 2020
Funder: Coca Cola Foundation
Partners: Recycle For Life (RFL), River of Life Public Outreach Programme (ROLPOP), State Education Department (Kuala Lumpur & Selangor), Ministry of Education (MoE), Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) Malaysia
Target Groups: 80 schools within Klang Valley area engaging around 500 students per school
The goal of this project is to introduce a systematic buy-back system to increase the recycling practices among students to enhance the waste reduction mechanism and stimulate a culture of recycling among the school community.
The project aims to achieve its goal through 3 objectives, which are:
- To promote Zero waste concept to the schools in Malaysia through SMART Ranger programme;
- To establish and promote recycling programme through customised buy-back system that allows the students to venture into a business model; and
- To enhance awareness, knowledge and skills among the youths especially the school students on recycling practices to increase the current recycling rate and inculcate the environmental friendly behaviours.
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