KUALA LUMPUR – The Education Ministry targets all school textbooks to be using recycled paper within five years.
Its minister Datuk Seri Mahadzir Khalid said Malaysia’s population totalled over 30 million, with five million of the number comprising students from the pre-school to the primary and secondary school level. Surely a big quantity of textbooks and other books would be used, he added.
“Since five years ago, the Education Ministry through its Textbook Division has been doing an evaluation study on the full use of recycled paper for textbooks,” he told a press conference after the campaign on ‘100 Percent Use of Recycled Paper’, here, today.
He said that based on the feedback, the division had no constraint to implement the move, which was in line with the government’s efforts to sustain the environment.
Mahadzir, however, admitted that the next challenge would be promoting awareness of this among parents so that they would not start comparing the quality of the textbooks printed using recycled paper.
The main difference that will be noticed is the slightly yellowish colour of the recycled paper used compared to the normal (non-recycled) paper. – BERNAMA