Sustainable Awareness for Malaysia’s Indigenous Tribes

Embark on an eco-revolutionary journey with the Malaysian Nature Society as they illuminate sustainability through recycled cooking oil and vibrant creativity, empowering the Mah Meri tribe during International Zero Waste Month 2024.

In conjunction with International Zero Waste Month 2024, the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) organized a candle-making workshop for the Mah Meri tribe, one of the indigenous tribes of Malaysia, at Kampung Orang Asli Sungai Dua, on Pulau Ketam.

The workshop, attended by 17 villagers, mostly mothers and their children, was intended to bring awareness of the concept of sustainability and recycling to the indigenous tribe, through the process of making candles using recycled cooking oil collected by the mothers.

“Once we gather the used cooking oil,” Kristy Goh from MNS Conservation explained, “we meticulously filter it multiple times to ensure there is no residue before using it to create our scented candles.” The filtered oil was then blended with rose-scented drops to eliminate any odor. 

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