Allianz Malaysia recycling drive yields 3,842kg

Collected materials to be turned over to local recyclers and charities in underserved communities

Allianz Malaysia recycling drive yields 3,842kg


By Gabriel Olano

Allianz Malaysia’s recycling drive has gathered a total of 3,842kg of recyclables, through the efforts of its staff in 15 branches nationwide.

The week-long campaign, spearheaded by the insurer’s Allianz4Good arm, collected over 3,600kg of paper, 180kg of clothes, and 62kg of e-waste, as well as a sizeable number of books, The Star reported.

“We started this recycling initiative in 2016 with the aim of creating continuous awareness on the importance of recycling and reducing waste which would otherwise be sent to landfills,” said Allianz4Good head Ng Siew Gek, who added that the program also aims to further environmental consciousness and good habits in the firm’s employees.

“This year, we added pre-loved clothes and books to the list so that we could give them a second lease of life,” she added.

The collected paper and e-waste will be turned over to Infodel and UrbanR Recycle+, while the clothes will be given to Kloth, a local fabric recycler. Second-hand clothes that are still in good condition will benefit SOLS 24/7, a charity that works with underserved communities.

Meanwhile, the books will support the Malaysian Insurance Institute’s book donation campaign.

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