Recycling coconut shells

DISCARDED coconut shells caught the attention of a group of Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) students in Kedah, prompting them to take the initiative to recycle them as charcoal.
UUM’s Co and Coal project director Ho Cia Chen, 23, said coconut shells were usually thrown away indiscriminately due to a lack of proper disposal.
“We believe our initiative may help the rural community in Kedah to generate additional income and reduce environmental pollution. The project started in September 2014 and our team of 26 students from different streams conducted research and development for six months before moving ahead. We also shared information with experts from the United States and Australia.
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