SIBU: University College of Technology Sarawak (UCTS) has become the first higher institution of learning here to receive recyclable bins from Sibu Municipal Council.
In a simple ceremony yesterday, the university – represented by vice-chancellor Professor Datuk Dr Abdul Hakim Juri – received six sets of the bins from SMC deputy chairman Datuk Andrew Wong.
Students of the university can now dump items such as plastic and aluminium, glass and paper into the bins designated for each specific item.
According to Wong, the council – responding to UCTS’ request for the bins – strongly believed that one of the best ways to help conserve the environment was through students.
“Youths belong to their generation where they will not listen to the elderly but to their peers only. So with this bins, they can help to tell people of their age how they could help to protect the environment by inculcating a habit of collecting recycleable items instead of dumping them,” he added.
Wong said with the university having a Green Club, its effort could achieve better results as it could work closely with the council on the green project.
Hakim hoped the council could provide them with not only more but larger bins in the future.
“With these bins, staff of the university could also participate to keep the environment clean,” he added.