“Sekolah Kebangsaan Raja Perempuan Muzwin and Green Energy Asia (GEA) Launches Recycled Used Cooking Oil Program as Part of Sustainable Development Goals Awareness Month”
Kuala Kangsar, 29th November 2023 – In a significant stride towards environmental sustainability, Sekolah Kebangsaan Raja Perempuan Muzwin hosted the inauguration ceremony for the “Perasmian Kempen Kitar Semula Minyak Masak Terpakai” program. The event, attended by enthusiastic teachers and students from standards 4 to 6, marked a pivotal moment in the school’s commitment to Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Awareness Month, initiated earlier in November.
The occasion commenced with a warm welcome from the Headmistress, Puan Nor’aini Binti Abdullah, who underscored the event’s relevance in promoting ethical disposal practices for used cooking oil (UCO). Puan Nor’aini emphasized the crucial role of students in comprehending the significance of responsible UCO disposal and how it aligns with the broader objectives of sustainable development.
The highlight of the event was the officiating speech delivered by a representative from GEA, the organization partnering with the school in this eco-friendly endeavor. Expressing gratitude for the school’s proactive involvement, the GEA representative urged students to extend the awareness generated during the event to their homes, educating parents about the importance of ethically disposing of UCO.
Following the speeches, a symbolic ribbon-cutting ceremony took place, with the GEA representative officially launching the UCO recycling program. In a gesture of support, SK Raja Perempuan Muzwin handed over approximately 20kg of UCO, representing the initial collection efforts by the dedicated staff and students of Sekolah Kebangsaan Raja Perempuan Muzwin. The school was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation by GEA in recognition of its commendable initiative.
The program continued with an insightful talk by the GEA representative, shedding light on the safe use of cooking oil and emphasizing the ethical methods of disposal. The representative delved into the potential health hazards associated with improper UCO disposal, highlighting its link to cancer. Furthermore, the discussion extended to the environmental impact of UCO, emphasizing the need for responsible disposal practices.
The GEA representative also shared cutting-edge information about recent technologies converting UCO into Biodiesel and Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), offering sustainable alternatives to traditional disposal methods. Current data on UCO collection rates were presented, underscoring the urgency of collective efforts in ensuring all UCO is ethically collected through initiatives such as GEA’s, particularly in the Kuala Kangsar region.
As the event concluded, students left with a deeper understanding of the environmental implications of UCO and a renewed commitment to championing sustainable practices in their community. The program’s success stands as a testament to the school’s dedication to fostering a sense of responsibility towards the environment among its students, aligning seamlessly with the broader goals of sustainable development.
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