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Thursday, 5 May 2011

EHC Old/Disused Paper Collection Week

In Conjunction with Earth Day
(18 to 22 April 2011)

The KL Bar Environmental and Humanities Committee (EHC) organised a five-day ‘Old/Disused Paper Collection’ event in conjunction with the Earth Day Celebration which, this year, fell on 22.04.2011.

This was the 3rd consecutive year that such an event had been organised by EHC. However this year it was nationally covered by the TV3’s Malaysia Hari Ini (MHI) on 20.04.2011.

The Deputy Chairperson, Puan NoorHajran Mohd Noor who appeared in the morning talk show, explained the importance and rationale of lawyers getting involved in the Earth’s Day celebration. She also touched on the history behind Earth Day, the dire consequences of uncontrolled carbon emission and why KL Bar Committee was taking the lead in the five-day ’Old/Disused Paper Collection’ initiative at the Secretariat. Noor had also suggested that the public were welcome to support the initiative, as the symbolism behind it is meaningful as to ensure quality living for all of Earth's inhabitants. In this connection, one proposal she would like people to think about is the possibility of enforcing a Minimum Packaging Act, which will go a long way for less wastage and a healthy environment.

The total collection of old/disused paper this year reached over 800kg with the main contributors being the KL Bar Secretariat, Skrine, Chan Weng Keng & Associates and Saha & Associates.

The KL Bar Secretariat also implemented the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) programme in its office in support of EHC’s efforts in calling for less waste.

The EHC would like to place on record its appreciation and thanks to all the lawyers and staff at the KL Bar Secretariat who helped out during the entire period of the event.

Contributed by

Roger Chan Weng Keng
Environmental and Humanities Committee

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