26 Oct 2022. Banting.

In conjunction with World Sustainability Day, a media event was held to commemorate the completion of a playground which has been built using recycled shoes materials, at Sekolah Kebangsaan Bukit Tadom, Banting. The occasion was graced by The Excellency, YM Tengku Hishamudin (Crown Prince of Selangor).

EcoKnights in collaboration with Dow and Life Line Clothing Malaysia introduced Malaysia's inaugural recycled playing ground launch, made from the soles of thousands of discarded shoes in Malaysia.

The launch of the SK Bukit Tadom (A)'s newly refurbished playground — made with recycled shoe materials, specifically for the playground surfaces — will be the first of its kind.

Aside from the ongoing efforts to revitalise SK Bukit Tadom (A) in Banting, Selangor, which was impacted by the devastating flood in late 2021, the organisers also hope to create a better environment for the students.

Together, we can create a shoe waste recycling ecosystem in Malaysia that repurposes old shoes into sports surfaces or children's playgrounds. Old Soles New Life.

The Malaysian Petrochemicals Association (MPA) is proud to be a sponsor for the "Old Soles New Life" initiative along with other organisations like Dow, BDP, CICM, etc by sponsoring bins for the public to deposit their old shoes for recycling.

En Akbar Md Thayoob (left) , President of MPA with the Principal of SK Bukit Tadom (centre) at the event

For more information on the campaign, and location of the recycling bins, please visit https://ecoknights.org.my/oldsolesnewlife/#

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