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Tuesday January 14, 2014 MYT 2:37:00 PM
Tuesday January 14, 2014 MYT 2:41:04 PM
PETALING JAYA: Coconuts being broken in temples and in front of chariots should be sent for reprocessing to oil mills or for recycling.
This was the practice many years ago, said Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri G. Palanivel, who is also the MIC president.
He said in the past, coconuts were dried into copra and sent to oil mills.
"These days, the practice has ceased and everything goes to waste," he said in a statement Tuesday ahead of Friday's Thaipusam festival.
Broken coconut shells can also be recycled and reprocessed into Eco green products, he added.
"All Hindu temples and rubbish collectors should think of going green. Temple managements should go green."
He said it was not right to send broken coconuts to land fills.
It reported that Penang Municipal Council (MPPP) will work with a local private company to collect broken coconuts from the three days of the festival.
The coconuts would be sent to the Jelutong landfill to be stored for about a week to undergo necessary processes such as crushing them into smaller pieces, and then turned into fertiliser after six months.
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