Participated in Recycling Campaign Fun-Run today!

Recycling Campaign Run - Recycling campaign run 2012, organised by Malaysian Plastics Manufacturers Association (MPMA).
@joycseer (845)
Malaysia
November 17, 2012 8:18am CST
Today we have a recycling campaign fun-run. It was organised by the Malaysian Plastics Manufacturers Association (MPMA). My company is involved in 3R campaign, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. So all staffs were encouraged to participate in this event. Today's run was a fun-run, meaning our company only register the minimum - 3 kilometers run for us...LOL! Maximum distance was 10 kilometers. Felt a bit ashamed for running such short distance, but doesn't matter since at least we participate for the campaign already. Also, i suppose we need to consider other employees who couldn't run that long distance, so it was to encourage more people to join.. Hence, the distance does not matter anymore as long as we have the heart to participate in this recycling campaign awareness. Although we did not win any prizes, but it was quite a fun run, and we enjoyed it. On the one hand, this run helps to promote the recycling awareness to keep our country clean, on the other hand, we are having a good exercise to sweat out. Hehehe... The slogan we learn today was : "Let us practice recycling, to help save our earth!" Would you participate in such campaign awareness? How do you view this? =)
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@victorywp (3526)
• Malaysia
17 Nov 12
hi joycseer, what a meaningful event you have joined! i like the 3R you mentioned which is reduce, reuse, and recycle. and also the slogan you mentioned let us practice recycling, to help save our earth! we really need such an awareness to save our earth. yes, we need to reduce our wastage, to reuse the reusable items, and to recycle the recyclable items. in this way, we can save the earth! i like what the organiser here did to create the awareness in malaysia. i like the concept of this whole event whereby the organiser combining a recycling campaign with sport. both recycling and sport are actually good and beneficial for us, our country, and even to the world! on one hand, all the participants could have the chance to exercise. on the other hand, all of them could also learn and understand more about recycling. having said all these about my view, my answer to your question would you participate in such campaign awareness? is DEFINITELY YES! but as a malaysian myself, i wonder whether this recycling campaign could really work for the malaysian? actually, i have the feeling that it is very much possible that there were rubbish everywhere on the floor (around the fun-run place) during and after the event completed. anyway, let's not lose hope, maybe we malaysian would take much longer time (compared to the western countries) to get this kind of awareness deep into us.
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• United States
17 Nov 12
In my hometown, recycling awareness began as part of an experiment by high school students. Township residents could bring aluminum cans and newspapers to deposit into one of two large dumpsters. This was in the late 70s, but it wasn't until the mid-80s that our county began a township-wide recycling program. Back then, it was only for aluminum cans, plastics with a specific number, and newspapers. They even designated a specific area at our local dump where they could be brought! My dad refused to participate, but my mother took it to heart! My 70-something grandfather would even take things to the dump, just to feel like he was helpful! By the time I was an adult with my own home, the program was enlarged to included cardboard, most plastics, cans and bottles. So I basically grew up with recycling. When I moved to PA in 2010, the local town only recycled cans, bottles and newspaper-no cardboard! I couldn't believe it! But we moved again in April, and here, it's just like home. They recycle everything! My boyfriend is slowly coming around, but my 20-30s next door neighbors throw EVERYTHING away in the trash! I believe in the 3Rs-I was seriously involved in Freecycle back in the mid-to-late 2000s. I started with it, trying to get things for my home for free after my ex left, but then I realized that I could also give a lot away and feel great about it! It's just not as popular around here like it was where I used to live.
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@joycseer (845)
• Malaysia
18 Nov 12
Hi victorywp, thanks for the praises. I agree that this was a meaningful event. I enjoyed it a lot. I like the concept of this campaign too. I have been planning to do some exercise, but couldn't find the right time. This campaign does help my wish come true in doing some walking and running exercise. =D This campaign does helps a little, even if not much. Yes, you are right. There are still some littering around the event place especially after the run. Plastic bottles everywhere on the floor. However, when there was an announcement stating that if we pick up bottles to be recycled, we could exchange for a gift. I am not sure if these littered bottles are picked to claim for gifts. However, after the event ends, we realized that there was no such thing as to claim for gifts from the crew there. LOL! What a disappointment. Seems like people will only pick up rubbish if they are rewarded, it is not part of their lifestyle to keep the place clean. These are human habits, and we really need time for them to change. Yes, we should not give up hope. May we learn and help our country to advance just like other countries do. =) Have a nice day!
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@joycseer (845)
• Malaysia
18 Nov 12
Hi scorpiobabes, that is really good. Being able to grew up recycling is a blessing. We really need to build up such healthy habit, and be a pattern to those around us. This campaign has taught me that each person takes up their bit of responsibility can help change our current situation to save the Earth. It was really a fun experience and enjoyable. Me too, I grew up learning about recycling, so i dislike when i see people littering. Some people take for granted to throw rubbish anywhere convenient to them if they couldn't find a dustbin. This is really a bad habit. Some even says that tissue and papers are recyclable and degradable items, and even if they litter, it will rot and become dust after some time. Although it's true, but i still disagree with littering. If everyone thinks like that, then who would care for the cleanliness of the place? May we change our habit and live a healthy lifestyle. Let not convenience becomes our unhealthy habit of littering. Let's keep our Earth clean, and practice the 3Rs - reduce, reuse, and recycle. =)
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@ElicBxn (60825)
• United States
17 Nov 12
I recycle, but I don't run...
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@joycseer (845)
• Malaysia
17 Nov 12
Hi ElicBxn, that is good. Recycle helps safe our Earth. Even if you do not run, it doesn't matter. You already participate when you recycle. If everyone does a bit on their part, i am sure the Earth would be a better place to stay. =)
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@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
20 Nov 12
Joy, this recycling campaign sounds very interesting. I ever joined once in the health run campaign but never win any gift. I just join for fun and never have the intention to win any gift. By the way, this recycling campaign was organized in which state? Are they going to make it a yearly program? I learned a lot about recycling items in our home from one of my relatives. Indeed we should try our best to save our earth...
@joycseer (845)
• Malaysia
24 Nov 12
Hi myfb2009, yeah...sometimes i join this campaign and didn't received any gift or medal too. It's just a fun and same time helping to make the campaign successful and bring the awareness to more people. This campaign is held across the state, i guess. That was what i heard. Yes, let's save our earth even in our daily living. That is what matters most. Have a nice day.
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@joycseer (845)
• Malaysia
24 Nov 12
Sorry, miss out replying your other question. Yes, this campaign is held every year.
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@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
29 Nov 12
Happy to receive extra info from you regarding this campaign. Maybe in future, if i have the extra time, i would like to join in the fun as well.
• United States
17 Nov 12
That's a great idea to promote fitness AND recycling! I used to run 5k (3.1 miles) regularly in high school as part of our cross country team. I tried a 10k run, but wasn't really in shape for it, but it was great fun to be with some of my friends. I participated in a fun run for my local hospital, as well as one for juvenile diabetes awareness. I'd consider doing them again if I could, but my multiple sclerosis prevents me many times from even walking long distances.
@joycseer (845)
• Malaysia
18 Nov 12
Hi scorpiobabes, sorry to hear you have multiple sclerosis. But i am very proud of you that despite your current situation, you do not give up participating the fun run. =) Yes, during my high school time, there are competitions held organised by the recycling departments for schools whereby we compete which school is able to accumulate the highest amount of papers to be recycled. Hence, we all students were encourage to participate. So, we have to go from houses to houses to asked for newspapers to be recycled. Even teachers and parents help the students to gather recycled newspapers. At the same time we were recycling, at the same time we were competing between schools in hoping that we would win over other schools. LOL! =D
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• United States
18 Nov 12
Please, don't be sorry about my having to give up running. I don't miss it that much-and now I get to actually enjoy the scenery more. I've learned to adjust-and having it just makes me more aware of what I DO have. There are many other ways that I can participate, but around here, there aren't a lot of opportunities.
@joycseer (845)
• Malaysia
25 Nov 12
Hi scorpiobabes, i am sure the opportunities would come around...just a matter of time. It's great that you know how to adjust and enjoy what you have around you. That is a good positive approach. Have a nice day.
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@murkie (1105)
• Philippines
17 Nov 12
i always wondered how fun runs work. there's a lot of fun, for sure. and a lot of running. but what does it do to the campaign against whatever? you could always promote any campaign through any other activities. i have seen more than a hundred of these activities. but i never joined in one. partly because i never really appreciated its importance. i have nothing against these fun runs, really. maybe you could somehow educate me how i works?
@murkie (1105)
• Philippines
20 Nov 12
i dunno.. still seems pointless to me.. but i'm for recycling..
• Philippines
18 Nov 12
Yeah, there seems to be a lot of run campaigns for the environment coming up. Even in our country, there are a lot of running events in which the proceeds will be for environment protection and awareness purposes. It is a great way to stay fit, have fun at the same time helping Mother Earth at that!
@joycseer (845)
• Malaysia
18 Nov 12
Hi AgentGulaman, you are absolutely right on that. Every year they held this kind of run for this campaign, and it is really a great way for us to stay fit. =) Also, you have the point, the proceeds of the recycling campaign and running event will be used for the environment protection and awareness like you said. =) Have a great day!
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@glenng01 (71)
• Philippines
18 Nov 12
Will definitely participate in these kind of activities. It's good for the environment and good for your body. Talk about some win-win situation! GO FOR 3R!!!
@joycseer (845)
• Malaysia
18 Nov 12
Hi glenng01, that is wonderful! =) Yes, we should go for 3R : Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. That's right, a win-win situation for us getting a healthy exercise, and meantime they managed to collect more recycled items for reuse and recycle. =) Way to go!
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@coldnpale (555)
• Greece
18 Nov 12
That's a very nice thing to do. you can never have too much of a good thing such as recycling. Combine that with a mini marathon running and you have a very nice promotion of one of the best ways to preserve our planet. Congratualtions for taking part in it. I am looking forward to something similar that will happen here and I can't wait taking part!
@joycseer (845)
• Malaysia
18 Nov 12
Hi coldnpale, thank you very much for your praises. Yes, it was a really educational campaign along with a mini marathon for participants to build a healthy lifestyle. I hope such similar campaign would be held in your country for you to participate and enjoy! =D Let's run towards a healthy lifestyle and a clean preserved planet Earth! =D
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@kokomo (1868)
• Philippines
18 Nov 12
I would love to join in that kind of activity. It is really fun and I think I will be like doing my exercise. I think it would give a great benefits not just from myself but also for my country. It would be my honor to promote such activities that will help my country prevent floods through recycling.
@joycseer (845)
• Malaysia
18 Nov 12
Hi kokomo, that is great to have such a heart desire for the country. =) Good job! Hopefully your country would organize such event and activities for the citizens to participate and build up the habit of recycling in unity. =)
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@Smokinq (41)
• Bulgaria
18 Nov 12
This is very useful mostly for the environment You have to build a habit of throwing waste in designated areas Because it can protect nature and to avoid many natural disasters
@joycseer (845)
• Malaysia
18 Nov 12
Hi Smokinq, yes that is absolutely right. May we teach and guide the young ones to learn while young how to keep the place clean and throw rubbish at the proper place, and even recycle items at the appropriate bins. Lets practice together to build the awareness among families, friends, colleagues and people around us to care for the Earth together to avoid natural disasters takes place.
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@prashu228 (25820)
• India
17 Nov 12
wow that;s really nice as it is didn't for some cause. yes people need to understand about the recycle process and its uses. Still there are many who doesn't know about the same.your company did a good job.
@joycseer (845)
• Malaysia
18 Nov 12
Hi prashu228, thanks for the encouragement! =) Yes, i felt that my company has organised this well for staffs to participate. We do learn and gain at the same time about recycling, the updates of our country's waste management, and how we can all achieve living in a healthier and safer country. =)
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@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
17 Nov 12
Great idea there... we had a recycling picnic here a few weeks ago. Was a great way to get the news out. Have a great time there.
@joycseer (845)
• Malaysia
17 Nov 12
Oh that is good! Having recycling picnic is something i have not joined before. Yeah, through such activities, the awareness is somehow being published and reached out to many. Thanks, i had a great time. =)
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• United States
3 Mar 16
Hi there @joycseer how did that run go even if this post was written almost 4 years ago ?