Residents of Taman Bukit Indah, Bukit Mertajam, well-wishers, journalists and recycling enthusiasts joined Don and Mylene as they celebrated their 10 years of recycling.
It was a milestone to be proud of as both Don and Mylene had spent the last 10 years giving talks to associations, factories and firms in Penang and around Malaysia, urging more and more Malaysians to think about their household waste and their role in recycling.
The simple but meaningful celebration was held at their home in Taman Bukit Indah on 19 March 2006.
The Sunday morning event kicked off with a speech by guest-of-honour, YB. Lau Chiek Tuan, who encouraged more people to take part in recycling. A cake-cutting ceremony was also held before everyone was invited to join the buffet queue for a sumptuous lunch.
The event was organised with support from Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai in cash and kind.
Special guest-of-honour, YB Lau Chiek Tuan, urging the crowd to take recycling seriously.
Don (with cap) with YB Lau (third from right) congratulating a fellow recycler (in the middle) who collected two huge bags of aluminum tabs (ring pulls from aluminum cans). One kilogramme of these tabs makes two prosthetic or artificial limbs!
Group lunch hosted by Don and Mylene for the attendees comprising journalists and guests-of-honour.
Yummy Indian food…Long buffet line made up of neighbours, well-wishers and supporters of recycling.