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Volunteers from UniKL Mestech and 3M Seremban

UNIVERSITI Kuala Lumpur, Institute of Medical Science Technology (UniKL Mestech) and 3M Seremban (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd organised a “Beach Clean Up” in Pantai Cermin, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, on April 13.

Reported by

Fazil Mahmud
CBSD

UNIVERSITI Kuala Lumpur, Institute of Medical Science Technology (UniKL Mestech) and 3M Seremban (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd organised a “Beach Clean Up” in Pantai Cermin, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, on April 13.

This corporate social responsibility (CSR) event was the brainchild of 3M Seremban Senior Engineer for Safety, Health and Environment Khadijah Elias. The initiative acted as a platform to raise awareness among the surrounding community to preserve the environment.

The event was also supported by Majlis Perbandaran Port Dickson and SWCorp (Port Dickson branch).

Around 90 volunteers, including students and staff of UniKL Mestech together with members of 3M Seremban, were involved in the event. They worked hand-inhand along the 1.5km-long Pantai Cermin to collect rubbish and waste littered by irresponsible individuals.

Plastic waste, polystyrene and cigarettes butts were among the most common types of rubbish collected. All of the waste was collected and moved to the rubbish dumping area by SWCorp Port Dickson once the activity ended.

In addition, UniKL Mestech students set up an educational booth focusing on beach pollution during the event. It emphasised aspects of beach pollution, especially the impact of plastic on aquatic lives.

Brochures and flyers on marine pollution from the Department of Environment Kuala Lumpur were also distributed to all volunteers and participants.

According to UniKL Mestech head of environmental health section Mohamed Zul Fadhli Khairuddin, UniKL’s environmental health programme is unique and fun because the institution prioritises similar activities like this as added value to teaching and learning on campus.

Students will be able to experience a fun learning process by practising theories and improving their communication and interaction skills with the community.

UniKL Mestech dean Dr Reezal Ishak expressed hope that more positive collaborations would be conducted with 3M Seremban in the future.

He praised the effort shown by SWCorp Port Dickson, which has always supported this kind of activity and is committed to the cleanliness of beaches around Port Dickson.

The event ended with a speech by 3M Seremban manager Joshua Sang, who pointed out that God had created the Earth and the sky for human beings, so it is the responsibility of human beings to preserve it.

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