HSBC Support River of Life

by Muhammad Hafiz Ardiansyah

27th February 2019, Sentul - EcoKnights in partnership with HSBC held a Community Log Boom Clean Up in Gombak River beside PPR Sri Terengganu from 9.30am to 1.00pm.

The clean up run successfully with 40 volunteers coming from HSBC group, assisted by 15 EcoKnights team members and 2 ERE consulting group officers. The objectives of this Community Log Boom Clean Up are to engage more people with the river within River Of Life project area, and encourage people to do waste segregation & proper waste disposal at their home to avoid the rubbish ending up in the river.

The result for the clean up is unexpectedly high, with a total collection of 510.9 kg of waste.

Category Of WasteWeight
Clothes -
Metal 6.4 kg
Paper 4.4 kg
Plastic 46.6 kg
Organic Waste 161.4 kg
Miscellaneous 20.7 kg
Unspecified Waste 271.4 kg
Total:510.9 kg

Apart from the Log Boom Clean Up, the volunteers also learnt about mudball and its river-cleaning effect in the workshop handled by EcoKnights team members. The workshop took about 30 minutes in total, 20 minutes for the workshop and 10 minutes for the “Mudball Throwing” activity.

If you wish to join our river conservation action or to have some sustainable workshops for your area/school/company, feel free to contact us at info@ecoknights.org.my.

HSBC Volunteers and EcoKnights collecting trash from log boomHSBC Volunteers and EcoKnights collecting trash from log boom

Segregating trash into different categories for weighing and recordingSegregating trash into different categories for weighing and recording

The Mudball Workshop by EcoKnights with HSBC VolunteersThe Mudball Workshop by EcoKnights with HSBC Volunteers

Group photo with HSBC Volunteers, EcoKnights team members and EREGroup photo with HSBC Volunteers, EcoKnights team members and ERE

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