TUESDAY, 08 OCTOBER –
Staff and students of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) welcome the initiative by this EcoCampus university in creating an electronic waste (e-Waste) disposal within the university.
A lecturer from the Science and Technology Preparatory Centre (PPST), Sitty Nur Syafa Bakri when met said, the initiative was timely to increase the awareness among UMS staff and students to not take lightly electronic wastes that can leave a negative impact on UMS community.
Assistant Administrative Officer of the School of International Tropical Forestry, Kenny Uwai said that the move was proper to ensure electronic wastes in the university would be managed in an orderly and systematic way.
Meanwhile, PPST student, Scott Carlton Zerah told Chancellery Media that the existence of e-Waste in UMS was worthwhile and able to prevent pollution that can be detrimental to health.
To ensure the success of the programme, UMS will place recycle bins for e-Waste disposals at strategic places in each school and will be collected by licensed companies periodically.
The launching ceremony was done by the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment, Datuk Seri Panglima Masidi Manjun at UMS Library Auditorium this morning. – FL
By Salbinous Saribun Chancellery Department