In an effort to restore the beauty of our beaches, Qi Malaysia Staff spent their Saturday in a beach clean-up activity at Pantai Remis in Kuala Selangor, Malaysia.
A total of 11 volunteers from various departments in the QI Tower joined hands to make the ongoing initiative by RYTHM Foundation an impactful one.
The Staff Social Responsibility activity saw our volunteers spend eight hours on the beach to pick up trash left behind by holidaymakers in the hope of restoring its beauty and creating awareness on the importance of cleaning up after a beach holiday.
At the end of the activity, our volunteers collected 28 large black plastic bags filled with multicoloured single-use plastic bags, plastic containers, plastic food packaging in various sizes, carbonated drinks aluminium cans, straws, paper cups and glass bottles.
A volunteer Leven Lim, from the Business Process Management Department, said the activity was an eye-opener to him.
“I never knew that people would leave behind so much garbage after spending a good time at the beach. I will now spread the word and encourage family and friends to keep our beaches clean,” he added.
Meanwhile, in a separate activity on the same day, some 109 Quest International University Perak staff and students spent their Saturday at Teluk Batik Beach to restore the beauty of the holiday spot.
A volunteer Masyitah from the university’s Human Resources Department said the activity was a first experience for her.
“I’ve spent time on many beaches and never thought there would be so much garbage left behind by visitors, both local and tourist. Sadly, we do not take care of the environment,” she said.
She added that she now realised that even if one person leaves behind a small piece of food wrapper each time, it can accumulate to bags and bags of garbage that can enter the ocean and harm sea creatures in the long run.