IN LINE with its commitment to being a responsible business entity, Gas Malaysia Berhad, a member of MMC Group, recently launched a fabric recycling initiative at its head office in Shah Alam.
This effort is to reduce the increasing number of unwanted fabrics in landfills, including unwanted garments, clothing accessories, household textiles, footwear, children’s toys, fabric remnants and even bags.
These unwanted fabrics will then be sorted based on their usability and then be ferried to charitable organisations, while those that are in poor condition will be recycled into materials like industrial wiping cloth and wearable upcycled clothing.
At the launching ceremony, a fabric recycling bin was placed at Gas Malaysia’s head office. This initiative is a collaboration between Gas Malaysia and Kloth Cares, a Malaysian social entrepreneurship movement with an aim to keep fabrics out of landfills.
The guest of honour at the event Tengku Datin Paduka Setia Zatashah Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah (picture; left) was accompanied by Gas Malaysia CEO Ahmad Hashimi Abdul Manap (right) and the management team.
During the launching ceremony, Ahmad Hashimi said: “Being a responsible corporate entity, we are constantly seeking for more innovative methods to integrate simple yet meaningful sustainability efforts into our business functions.
Hence, after recognising the severity of unwanted fabrics in landfills, we collectively decided to address this concern by initiating a fabric recycling initiative, to foster a sustainable future.” In a bid to get more people to be involved in this noble initiative, Gas Malaysia also welcomes the participation of a private university college, UOW Malaysia KDU.
This effort aims to further inculcate the culture of recycling by placing similar fabric recycling bins at premises of public and private universities. In view of that, a prize-giving ceremony was also organised at the launching event to award UOW Malaysia KDU’s students for the best recycle bin wrap design.
Ahmad Hashimi said the initiative is significant to Gas Malaysia’s employees.
“Besides being a responsible business entity, we also aim to instil a greater sense of awareness and responsibility amongst our valued employees by cultivating the habit of recycling,” he said.