Public learn to minimise waste and green Mother Earth


Participants at the KotaSAS programme planting the trees they adopted.

KUANTAN: To instil and develop a habit of sustainable living through responsible practices, KotaSAS recently held a Reduce, Reuse & Recycle programme to encourage the public to minimise wastage.

During the event at the township, visitors could adopt and plant a tree after donating 5kg of recyclable items.

“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, goes the saying. There is value in items that we discard so simply. We collected old newspapers, aluminium cans and a lot of used clothes.

“The proceeds from the sales of the newspaper and cans will go to the Kuantan Tzu Chi Foundation, which helps to clothe the underprivileged.

“The pre-loved clothes collected will be washed, mended if needed and passed on to anyone in need,” said KotaSAS head Mohd Farizan Md Dalimi.

He said it was a community project so the participants paid nothing.

“They only had to bring pre-loved items to the event to adopt a tree for free. We planted 75 trees over the weekend.

“Once the trees are matured it will be transplanted to locations all around KotaSAS.

“The name of the person who planted the tree will be tagged to each tree as a fond immortalised memory of the event,” said Mohd Farizan.

Other than the tree planting programme, there were also family activities such as a terrarium workshop.

“We hope to make this event an ongoing initiative as the atmosphere during the tree planting was very positive, encouraging and fulfilling.

“Families who participated did it together as a family and there were smiles all over. It was a weekend well spent,” he said.KotaSAS’ new Summer show unit project was also introduced at the event.

The terrace house with semi-detached feel featured three bedrooms with three attached bathrooms, wide frontage and a wide sliding folding gate.
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