F&N Partners with SWCorp for Nationwide Recycling Campaign
Posted on 21st February 2019
F&N signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Solid Waste Corporation Management (SWCorp) on 21st February 2019 to mark both parties’ partnership in organising Pertandingan Kitar Semula Sekolah-sekolah (PerKISS) 2019.
Held since 2014, PerKISS is a nationwide school recycling contest in collaboration with the Malaysian Education Ministry which encourages competing schools to accumulate the highest amount of recycled materials based on the 3R (creativity and composting) concept. Only schools that effectively implement 3R in their schools are qualified for PerKISS. Selected schools in Peninsular Malaysia will compete to become winners in their respective states and will then gather in Putrajaya to compete for the National PerKISS Championship.
As an advocate of good recycling habits among the young, F&N has embarked on its first school recycling campaign in 2007 with Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam. Since then, F&N has reached out to more schools in other states across Malaysia including its maiden collaboration with SWCorp in Perlis last year. The campaign in Perlis was a success, attracting 58 schools pre-schools as well as primary and secondary schools from all over the state that collected 37,041.5kg of recyclables.
Following the success of F&N’s collaboration with SWCorp in Perlis, the Corporation decided to work together with F&N for PerKISS 2019 to instill good recycling habits in school children across the country so that they will grow up to become responsible adults who make ethically-conscious decisions when it comes to protecting the environment.
Through PerKISS 2019, F&N will offer cash prizes for each state (12 states) in Peninsular Malaysia, totalling up to RM163,200. F&N will also contribute drinks for the finale in Putrajaya later this year. Together with the Ministry of Education, F&N and SWCorp hope that the initiative will encourage more schools to participate in the campaign and inspire them to become eco-warriors for a more sustainable future.