From April to June this year, our team has prevented 12,642 plastic bottles from discarded into the sea making it up to 22,421 bottles collected just for this year alone. The bottles were collected and sent to our Mantanani Plastic Recycling Centre. The bottles will be compressed to reduced the volume before sending it out to mainland. In June, we have sent out 593kg of plastic bottles to the recycling company in Kota Kinabalu.
On April 24th, we have also replicated the successful waste management system from Siring Bukit Village to Padang Village. The replication started off with 30 houses and will be expanded to cover the whole Padang Village periodically. After almost two months of replication, the household members that participate in this trial are getting more familiar with the segregation and habit of keeping their trash for the collection instead of discarding it to the sea. Since the replication, we have managed to prevent 2,189kg of trash from ending up polluting our reefs ecosystem. In summary, a total of 52 houses are now part of our waste management system, and the total amount of waste prevented since January to June is approximately 4990kg, of which 90% are food waste.
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