APU’s IMechE Student Chapter Spread Awareness on Plastic Waste Disposal at Port Dickson
Spreading awareness of plastic waste disposal harm to marine life while sharpening social interaction, leadership, teamwork, and critical thinking.
Malaysia is a high-consumption country, with single-use plastics such as plastic bags, straws, and bottles. These plastics are often not properly disposed of and end up in the environment, where they can damage waterways and oceans.
Many people are unaware of the negative impacts of plastic pollution and do little to reduce their plastic footprint. As more plastic enters the environment, it contributes to the problem of plastic pollution.
Plastic waste is extremely harmful to marine life, killing fish and other marine life, and making it unsafe for human consumption.
20 volunteers from the Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)’s IMechE Student Chapter undertook an initiative to cleanup the beachfront in Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan.
APU’s IMechE Student Chapter in partnership with IMechE Malaysia Branch is an independent student-led organization that is affiliated with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) — professional body for mechanical engineers in the United Kingdom and around the world.
This volunteer activity is part of the program’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) efforts, which are guided by Prof. Ir. Eur. Ing. Ts. Dr. Vinesh Thiruchelvam, APU’s Chief Innovation & Enterprise Officer.