Report on Collected Plastic Bottles from Kampung AB

     As a continuation to the recycling project from the last semester, this semester the Greenpulse committee had placed all collection boxes on every single floor in the AB Residential College on the 20th of September 2010.

     The project was a delayed due to the difficulties in accumulating the boxes necessary since much of the boxes from the previous semester were stolen although we stored all of them at the basement of a block as we are not allowed to keep them in the Jakmas office.

     The lower than expected number of boxes became a major problem at first. Secondly, there were no more free boxes from the previous supplier, Giant, for this semester.

     Due to the limitation of time, we decided to buy about half of the total boxes required from the supplier after discussion among the Greenpluse committee. The remaining boxes required were collected from the grocers from time to time.

    Until the time of writing, there are still four blocks which do not have any collection boxes for plastic bottles. Despite the snag in this recycling project, Greenpulse still continues with our efforts to find more boxes to complete the allocation of boxes to all blocks.

     On the 22nd of October 2010, we had our first collection of plastic bottles and it was a quite encouraging figure in  which the total was 2014.

     As with previous recycling efforts, one of the major problems remains the dropping-off of unwanted goods inside the boxes such as plastic bags, cans, leftover food and unrecyclable trash.

     Big thanks to all Greenpulse committee members who contributed a lot of effort into this project. Lastly, we hope by the beginning of the next semester, we will be able to collect more boxes which we need for the recycling activity, and hope residents will take more responsibility towards the environment.

Blocks

Girl’s Boy’s

A

163

130

B

281

179

C

199

167

D

113

121

E

111
F 233

G

207

H

180

Total

1487

527

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Greenpulse 2010/11

To Nature’s Beat.

The Greenpulse website has been idle without any  updates for a while and I am really sorry about that but we are still moving on to keep the ‘fire’ burning.

Before we proceed, I have to say I really appreciate and thank all the efforts and contributions from the Greenpulse committee from the last semester and it was a great experience which we shared together.

The main goal of Greenpulse is the promotion of the environmental movement within the university; specifically in either the conservation or the preservation of the environment.

We play characters creating and boosting environmental awareness among the university students of UMS.

As mentioned by the founder of Greenpulse, it is a continuous effort that grows with time and we just do what we can with what we have and where we are. We share the same vision and are united as a team.

We had our committee meeting three times, the first meeting was about getting  to know what are the responsibilities of each position, how Greenpulse works, what are the activities we have to implement for this and the coming semester and future semesters as well as project leaders for each activity. Below is the list of the Greenpulse Committee 2010/2011 followed by a table listing project leaders for each activity.

Greenpulse Committee 2010/2011

President

Pang See Min                      017-9678225

Vice President

(I) Chin Kim Ling               016-7787469

(II) Dazvieo Keniin             014-8751952

Secretary

Laurencia Bernard           014-9522169

Vice Secretary

Ede Gloria Suadin              010-2201404

Treasurer

Kwek Shi Ting                      014-6164061

Committee

Lorraine D. J                        013-5435984

Hajar binti Asir                   014-9523151

Jeffrey Ng                             014-9523890

Chong Man Tien                 014-9521795

Lim Seut Kim                      017-2115117

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Last Report on the Recycling Project for the Semester

We have just about wrapped up our activities for this semester. Much needs to be done as we prepare to launch our first official recruitment drive.

For our final collection of plastic bottles, a total of RM25.60 was paid to Greenpulse for collecting 128 kilogrammes of plastic bottles.

By the way, the last post apparently came with a message asking me to translate it into English. I regretfully express my apologies to anyone who couldn’t understand the report due to my oversight on the meta-data accompanying the message. May I point towards Google Translate for the Malay-challenged among you.

Reported on Collected Plastic Bottles from Kampung AB 3

Blocks Girl’s Boy’s
A 169 0
B 155 177
C 169 50
D 285 1
E 171 84
F 234 14
G 207 28
H 110 107
Total 1500 461

This will be the last collection of plastic bottles at Kolej Kediaman AB this semester. There are two reasons, namely the upcoming final examinations and the very vexatious likelihood that the boxes Greenpulse has placed up will be pilferred by the students to store their stuff during the semester break.

All boxes that have been damaged have been disposed of while the usable ones have been placed in storage within the H block of Kampung AB.

Report filed by Pang See Min.

Reported on Collected Plastic Bottles from Kampung AB 2

This is the concluding report to the plastic bottle collection carried out on the 1st of March 2010 led by Pang See Min.

Collection on the 1st of March

Blocks Girl’s Boy’s
A 141 125
B 228 170
C 158 104
D 186 0
E 234 31
F 215 120
G 136 94
H 41 102
Total 1339 746

The sum of collected plastic bottles = 1339 + 746 =2085

On 5 March 2010, we had sold all the plastic bottles (1st and 2nd collection). Total weight collected was 167kg, and we were able to raise RM 33.40 from the collection.

Total units of plastic bottles Weight, kg Price quotation, per kg Total price, RM
2480
2085
4565 167 RM 0.20 33.40

Reported on Collected Plastic Bottles from Kampung AB

On the 22nd of January 2010, we had placed all collection boxes on every floor in Kampung AB. After 16 days, which was the 8th of February 2010, we collected all the plastic bottles students had dropped into the collection boxes and below are the results in number of units.

Blocks Girl’s Boy’s

A

191
B 245
C 199
D 219
E 211

F

176

G

237

H 123
Total 1601 879

The sum of collected plastic bottles = 1601+879=2480

In our 4 day survey of types of trash thrown out by students which was conducted last semester, the total number of plastic bottles that we had collected was 608 units. A 16 day estimation would be 2432 units of collected plastic bottles and we are glad to say we have collected 2480 units of all.

In others words the amount is higher than we had assumed. Keep it up (Editor: I think this is meant as an encouragement to the team for successfully collecting perhaps all recyclable plastic bottles, not for generating that much trash).

The Recycling Bins for Plastic Bottles Unleashed!

The box above is a culmination of nearly 5 month’s worth of planning and execution. On the 22nd of January, Pang See Min, grand chieftain of the soon-to-be legendary recycling project team, led a dozen students in an ambitious effort to place a cardboard box with the bottom taped-shut and the lids-taped up.

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