Small, local innovations could be the answer to recycling in Sabah

Lasimbang (left) and Penampang assistant district officer (development) Noemi Dyena Johntren (right) presenting a glass crusher to Kampung Koidupan JKKK chairman Simon Junior Jalin.

KOTA KINABALU: Small and local innovations could be the solution where big projects have failed regarding recycling in Sabah, says Jannie Lasimbang.

The Kapayan assemblyman said innovations like the glass cutter and plastic shredders designed by Tonibung, a social enterprise, can solve the state’s recycling problem.

“The machines (glass cutter and plastic shredders) have the power to transform discarded plastic and glass into valuable resources that can be used to create various products,” she said.

Lasimbang said this during a simple ceremony to hand over the machines to several recipients at the Balairaya Koidupan in Penampang on Tuesday (Sept 26).

The recipients included Kampung Koidupan Village Development and Security Committee (JKKK) chairman Simon Junior Jalin, who received a glass crusher. At the same time, two plastic shredders were presented to the recycling centre, Happy Plastic and Guwas Koposizon College (GKC), respectively.

Also present were Penampang assistant district officer (development) Noemi Dyena Johntren.

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