Launch of the First Textiles Recovery Centre in Negeri Sembilan


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Negeri Sembilan has taken a significant step towards sustainability with the launch of its first Textiles Recovery Centre. The centre, which aims to address the pressing issue of textiles waste, was officially inaugurated on Global Recycling Day, highlighting the importance of environmental conservation.

The launch was officiated by Local Government Development, Housing and Transport Committee chairman J. Arul Kumar further emphasizing the government’s commitment to environmental conservation and sustainable practices.

The event, attended by various dignitaries and stakeholders, was a testament to the collaborative efforts of State tourism committee chairman Nicole Tan Lee Koon, Majlis Bandaraya Seremban (MBS), Life Line Clothing Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., SWM Environment Sdn. Bhd., and NSFW represented by Mainstream Properties and Spectrum Ventures (M) Sdn. Bhd. Their dedication and commitment to sustainability have paved the way for this groundbreaking initiative.

“Textiles waste has become a major environmental issue globally, with the textile industry being one of the largest polluters. The establishment of the Textiles Recovery Centre is a significant development in the fight against this issue,” said a statement from a press release shared with Malsysia World News.

Operated by Life Line Clothing Malaysia, the centre is not only focusing on waste diversion but also promoting a circular economy where resources are reused, repurposed, and recycled.

The impact of textiles recovery extends beyond environmental benefits. The centre will serve as a beacon for the community, providing opportunities for fundraising and economic growth. By diverting textiles waste from landfills and incinerators, the centre reduces the burden on waste management infrastructure and creates job opportunities.

For the Zero Textiles Waste Campaign scheduled to end on June 8, 2024, Life Line Clothings Malaysia has initiated a collaboration with a Non-Governmental Organization, namely Muslim Volunteers Malaysia (MVM), to assist in collecting textile waste in Negeri Sembilan throughout the month of Ramadan only.

In this collaboration, MVM will be the beneficiary for inaugural program, with funds donated for every kilogram of textile waste collected during this period, helping their cause.

“As we move towards a circular economy, it is essential to recognize the role of each individual. Consumers, businesses, and policymakers all have a part to play in promoting sustainability. By making conscious choices, such as choosing sustainable materials and supporting eco-friendly brands, we can collectively make a difference,” added the statement.

The the event organisers said, the launch of the Textiles Recovery Centre is a significant milestone in Negeri Sembilan’s sustainability journey. It is a reflection of the commitment of all stakeholders to environmental conservation and sustainability. “Together, let us work towards a future where waste is seen as a valuable resource to be reclaimed and reused. ” – Malaysia World News


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