Tetra Pak® (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, supported by Nestlé MILO® UHT, recently announced that the CAREton project 2019 consumer recycling campaign will be collaborating with the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) as its latest beneficiary with a new commitment to recycling 35 million drink packs in 2019.
The CAREton project plans to collect and recycle the drink packs which will be processed to make poly Aluminium (polyAl) panel boards and roofing tiles.
The CAREton Project started out in 2012 with EPIC Homes, a local non-government organization that facilitates the development of community-based housing solutions with Orang Asli communities of Malaysia as a beneficiary. Since then, it has provided enough roofing tiles and panel boards to build over 150 homes and community infrastructures.
This year, with MBPJ on board as a new beneficiary, the CAREton project aims to extend its benefit to the local communities in Petaling Jaya. Collected drink packs will be recycled and converted into a total of 1,000 polyAl panel boards, which will be provided to MBPJ. The panel boards will be used as part of the Eco Recycling Plaza’s exterior and interior structure, as well as community rest areas and town parks in Petaling Jaya.
ADUN Bandar Utama YB Jamaliah Jamaluddin, who officiated the launch, said: “It is very encouraging to see more parties are actively engaging in recycling and becoming a part of the CAREton Project. This will help revitalize the amenities and improve the wellbeing of the Petaling Jaya community. As everyone plays a vital role in environmental efforts, we hope this joint effort will help raise recycling awareness and education.”