A brief summary of our 2016 YLA programme
Paplet Project (YLA 2016 Winning Team)
Did you know that Malaysians consume 3 million tons of paper annually and only recycle less than 5% of it? Did you know that paper production makes up 6% of the world’s total energy consumption?
This is where Paplet Project comes in. Our project saves 50% of paper wastage by making Paplet booklets out of used papers that are printed only on one side. We collect used paper from universities in the form of assignments, tutorials and also documents from companies. Any full-printed paper received is then sent to our partnering recycling companies.
In September 2017, we won the Responsible Consumption and Production Award at the Junior Chamber International Malaysia (JCIM) Sustainable Development Awards, an award for those who carry out sustainable projects that advance any of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
In late August 2016, we organised a mega event in Publika to showcase how easy it is to save and reduce paper consumption. The event garnered more than 500 visitors and landed us a spot in The Malaysia Book of Records. We are officially the pioneer of “The Most Number of Booklets Made from Recycled Paper”, producing 10,114 booklets within the span of 10 hours.
We partnered with 74 institutions, including the United Nations High Commission of Refugees (UNHCR). Through this partnerships, 50 refugee schools across Malaysia was able to get sufficient booklets to aid them in their studies. We have made an estimated 20,000 Paplets which equates to 2 tonnes of paper.
We strive to make the Paplet Project a global movement. There are currently 2 local government schools planning to adopt our project, and we have gained partnership with the University of Illinois to join hands with us in expanding our legacy. Project Paplet America has also helped autistic children gain the books for their education.
Join our efforts in overcoming the excessive usage of paper. We are Paplet Project, from Team Power & Energy, true problem-solvers & impact-makers. Saving the world, one page at a time!
For more information or to find out how to get involved, please visit our Facebook page.
In the press:
Record-breaking paplets by UNITENians
Mentors and Speakers
The YLA 2016 group was greatly inspired by some of the most influential leaders in Malaysia for which are grateful for their support.
To name a few, we have had the honor of having:-
- Alina Amir, Co-Founder, Arus Academy
- Datuk Abdul Rahman Ahmad, Chairman, ILMU Education Group
- Tengku Dato’ Sri Zafrul Aziz, Chief Executive Officer, CIMB
- Ehon Chan, Executive Director, MaGIC
- Dzameer Dzulkifli, Managing Director and Co-Founder, Teach for Malaysia
- Karthik Karunanithy, Co-Founder, 100% Project
- Rejina Rahim, Managing Director, Nomura Asset Management Malaysia
- Rhoda Yap, Managing Director at Metamorphic Training
- Chen Chow Yeoh, Co-Founder, KFit