MPAJ on clean environment drive

Participants at the mini cleanliness carnival in Taman Keramat Permai. — Photos courtesy of MPAJ

THE Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) is initiating several programmes in an effort to create livable dwellings and a clean environment.

With that in mind, the local council, together with resident groups, carried out several activities and initiatives that also aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Smart Ranger: Training of Trainers programme conducted by MPAJ’s Ampang Jaya Clean, Beautiful and Healthy (BIS) working committee, involved some 50 student volunteers.

Smart (Start Managing All Resources Today) Rangers is an environmental education programme for school communities, with a focus on natural and non-natural resource management in Malaysia.

Also present during the session were officers from Selangor Water Management Authority (LUAS)) and Gombak Environment Department.

Participants were briefed on river conservation and preservation, followed by a plogging activity in Sungai Ampang, along Jalan Kosas 1/1, with Friends of Rivers Malaysia.

During the session, LUAS officers conducted water quality sampling to determine the health of the river.

Removing rubbish from Sungai Ampang. — Photos courtesy of MPAJRemoving rubbish from Sungai Ampang. — Photos courtesy of MPAJ

Also, during a mini cleanliness carnival in Taman Keramat Permai, some 250 residents participated in various activities aimed at cleaning up the neighbourhood.

They also had a colouring contest, briefing and exhibitions on solid waste management, recycling and ewaste, as well as plogging.

During the plogging exercise, participants collected 67kg of waste, comprising 42kg of rubbish and 25kg of recyclables.

It was carried out at Jalan AU1A/A3A, Jalan 3B, Jalan 3C, Jalan 3D, Jalan 3F, and Jalan 3G in Taman Keramat Permai.

At the mini carnival, residents collected a total of 115.3kg of recyclables and 40kg each of preloved clothing and used cooking oil.

Throughout this year, MPAJ council is holding an ewaste and used cooking oil collection competition.

As of April, some 58.08 tonnes of used cooking oil and three tonnes of ewaste had been collected.

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