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by Kan Yean Thoong (The Star) TWENTY secondary schools and two universities in Selangor will be participating in the “Environment Assessment Savvy Youths (Easy) Inter-School Used Cooking Oil Collection” programme, which was launched recently.
Fathopes Energy Sdn Bhd (FHE) managing director, Easy programme founder and Dana Belia 1Malaysia grant recipient Vinesh Sinha said the programme was aimed at empowering and educating students on the environment.
“Specifically, it is to create awareness on the dangers of consuming used cooking oil and the unethical methods of blending used oil into each batch of new oil to increase profits.
“Our aim is to remove used cooking oil from food source streams while rewarding students and the public for their environmental efforts.
“We are setting up 22 collection units at schools and colleges in the Klang Valley in an effort to expose students to the social and environmental threats posed by improper disposal of used cooking oil,” said Vinesh.
“The participants simply need to collect used cooking oil, take it to a unit and swipe their MyKad to link the contribution to an account online,” he said. READ MORE