As part of our Environmental Program, we initially focused on supporting the Bank Sampah Siput Bisa (Rubbish Bank) program to help it become a successful and sustainable recycling scheme. The main objective of this program was to reduce plastic waste being dumped and polluting the environment, the air and the ocean by encouraging and educating community members to manage their household rubbish.
As part of this initiative, we organise various activities with our local community, such as beach cleans, art competitions, video campaigns, and workshops. We recognise that education is at the heart of finding sustainable solutions to the islands’ current environmental issues. Therefore we actively promote education on environmental issues particularly plastic pollution and the increasing problem of plastic marine debris in our oceans, starting with the younger members of the population.
We have now established our own recycling collection facility where we collect, wash and sort the plastic which then gets shipped off to a local partner who sends it back to the mainland for recycling.