UNIVERSITI UTARA MALAYSIA STUDENTS RECYCLE COCONUT SHELLS INTO CHARCOALThursday, July 13, 2017
A group of students from the Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) in Kedah had taken the initiative to recycle discarded coconut shells, considered worthless garbage by many, into charcoal. UUM’s Co&Coal project director Ho Cia Chen, 23, said coconut shells were usually thrown away indiscriminately due to lack of proper disposal. The group believes the initiative can help the rural community in Kedah generate additional income and reduce environmental pollution. The project started in September 2014 and the team of 26 students from different streams conducted research and development (R&D) for six months before moving ahead more seriously.