Transforming 1000 Lives through Waste

by Reef Check Malaysia
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Transforming 1000 Lives through Waste
Transforming 1000 Lives through Waste
Transforming 1000 Lives through Waste
Transforming 1000 Lives through Waste
Transforming 1000 Lives through Waste
Transforming 1000 Lives through Waste
Transforming 1000 Lives through Waste
Transforming 1000 Lives through Waste
Transforming 1000 Lives through Waste
Transforming 1000 Lives through Waste
Transforming 1000 Lives through Waste
Transforming 1000 Lives through Waste
Transforming 1000 Lives through Waste
Transforming 1000 Lives through Waste
Transforming 1000 Lives through Waste
Transforming 1000 Lives through Waste
Transforming 1000 Lives through Waste
Transforming 1000 Lives through Waste
Transforming 1000 Lives through Waste
Transforming 1000 Lives through Waste
Transforming 1000 Lives through Waste

Project Report | Jan 27, 2021
Upcycling in Mantanani Island

By Chen Sue Yee | Programme Manager

Plastic waste is a nagging problem on Mantanani Island and every year we collected an average of 22 tonnes of plastic waste. In our bid to reduce plastic waste on Mantanai Island, Reef Check Malaysia is working together with Mantanani communities to turn some of these plastic wastes into handicrafts, while the rest are being recycled.

 

Mantanani locals were given workshops and taught how to turn used plastic bottle caps into fridge magnets handicrafts. What is more encouraging is the locals taught themselves how to turn used single-use-plastic into wallets and bracelets.

 

These handicrafts are gaining popularity and they are now being sold as souvenirs to tourists who visit Mantanani and even to buyers from around Malaysia.

 

Thank you for your donations. Without your support and generosity, this effort would not have been possible.

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Reef Check Malaysia

Location: Kuala Lumpur, WP - Malaysia
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Twitter: @ReefCheckMY
Project Leader:
Theresa Ng
Kuala Lumpur , WP Malaysia

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