NGO Cuci Malaysia ‘plogging’ event at Taman Eko Rimba Kanching in Rawang, June 4, 2022. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

By Radzi Razak

Saturday, 04 Jun 2022 6:11 PM MYT

RAWANG, June 4 — A group of non-governmental organisation managed to clear over 80kg of trash through plogging (picking up trash and litter while jogging) at Taman Eko Rimba, Kanching here today.

Over 80 volunteers from Persatuan Cuci Malaysia in collaboration with the Selangor state government, Tourism Selangor and UNIMY spent six hours cleaning up the park.

“With all hands on deck, the team of passionate volunteers managed to collect over 85kg of trash within just only 6 hours. Thus, following the success of this program, Persatuan Cuci Malaysia along with the Selangor government and Tourism Selangor, we would like to encourage more people to engage in activities such as this to protect and preserve our environment that truly does belong to us,” the group’s president Chandra Arjun told Malay Mail The volunteers hiked for several miles up the recreational park — popularly known as Templer Park in the morning sun and pickied up every litter such as cigarette butts that they came across. “Persatuan Cuci Malaysia felt that it is extremely necessary to carry out such activities, especially when the surrounding areas have been contaminated with trash that can not only jeopardise the wellbeing of the park but cause much damage to the flora and fauna of the park. Recreational areas such as this need to be preserved and protected at all times,” he added.

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