Pertubuhan Amal Seri Sinar Kuala Lumpur & Selangor (P.A.S.S.) is a self supporting NGO formed in year 2003 with the aims to educate the public of recycling for charity. Since its inception P.A.S.S. have given humble charities including environmental conservation more than RM1,300,000.00. Our green projects are fully endorsed and supported by the Ministry of Housing and Local Government and also WANGO (World Association of NGO).
The target groups include orphans, broken families, underprivileged children, the sick, the disabled, needy single mothers, community projects, schools and the deaf. For education, we raised RM 104,000.00 in aid of S.R.J.K.(C) Kwong Hon Building Fund on 2004 with the cooperation of Voyagevest (M) Sdn. Bhd.
As we know, recycling and the environmental issue is the most concern agenda to the Malaysia government. Each year our country needs to spend RM 400 million just to manage solid waste. Just by recycling as much as 22% of the five million tonnes of waste produced yearly by Malaysians could help save the Government RM 88 million a year. These savings can be used on important development projects to help the community. Despite the recycling programme being implemented seven years ago, it had only managed a recycling rate of 6% compared to other developed countries of about 30% - 47%. Malaysia is falling behind because there are not enough of recycling centers and the practice is not widely spread.
Hence forth, P.A.S.S. would like to play a proactive role to spread out its existing recycling network in Klang Valley not only at an environmental friendly stand point but also for charity. With strong commitment and sincere work among a small working force, P.A.S.S. manage to service 210 permanent recycling centers in the Klang Valley daily. We even provide free pick up service for bulky collections like usable furniture, household junk, used electrical items etc.
As to date we have collected a gross weight of 60,000 tonnes of solid waste that can be used and recycled. In a way we are helping the government save millions of ringgit on waste management because local councils need to pay RM 120 - RM 150 per tonne to contractors for waste disposal. Of late, we are embarking on a major tree planting project to green the environment. Beside this we are also giving out RM 620,000.00 student aid to help needy students annually.