Allianz Malaysia organised a recycling drive involving 15 of its branches nationwide.
The week-long campaign saw the company collecting more than 3,600kg of paper, 180kg of clothes, 62kg of e-waste and books.
“We started this recycling initiative in 2016 with the aim of creating continuous awareness on the importance of recycling and reducing waste which would otherwise be sent to landfills.
“It was also to inculcate the green habit in our employees,” said Allianz Malaysia Bhd Allianz4Good head Ng Siew Gek.
“This year, we added pre-loved clothes and books to the list so that we could give them a second lease of life,” she added.
The collection of paper and e-waste will go to Infodel and UrbanR Recycle+ while the books are given to the Malaysian Insurance Institute’s book donation campaign.
The collected clothes are passed on to Kloth, a local fabric recycling organiser.
Second-hand working clothes that are still in good condition are given to students of SOLS 24/7, a humanitarian organisation that serves, educates, and empowers underserved communities through education and social empowerment programmes.