High consumption of plastic in our daily lives (cue grocery shopping, takeaway lunches, product packagings) and low recycling rate is harming the environment. We see it on our social media timeline all the time! Dolphins and whales washed ashore with their stomach stuffed with our waste that gets washed into sea 😔 astaghfirullah.

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In a bid to motivate Malaysians to be more mindful of our waste, Southeast Asian financial tech company HelloGold partnered up with Malaysia’s reverse-vending machine (RVM) company KLEAN, and provided us with this: a machine that recycles our plastic bottles and aluminium cans into gold! 😍

HelloGold has built the world’s first Shariah compliant online gold platform in the world that changes the way you buy and sell gold. Combining this technology with KLEAN RVM, recycling has gotten a lot more interesting 😄 With every bottle or can you feed to the machine, it will give you 0.00059 grams of investment-grade gold in return 😮 But the thing is, you won’t actually have the gold in hand right away. This is how it works:

  1. Download the HelloGold app for iOS or Android here
  2. Register an account
  3. Every bottle or can you deposit will be converted into e-credits on KLEAN digital wallet and HelloGold app
  4. Choice of credit conversions are – gold, airtime, smart card credit and food vouchers ✨
  5. The gold collection can later be withdrawn, sold, gifted or exchanged for cash!

Your gold is held in a Singaporean vault (kept safe from our reckless-spending hands) and would accumulate the more you recycle! Pssst… your waste is also repurposed into pure aluminium or PET pellets to be reused. Isn’t that neat? 😄 There are currently 40 machines available across Klang Valley and many more to come throughout Malaysia. Perhaps they’ll expand into Singapore soon? 🙌

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So look out for these KLEAN RVM machines and help save the environment one bottle at a time (while also collecting your pot of gold 😜). Now, Malaysians are encouraged to reduce and recycle waste AND contribute to their long-term investment! Going green has never been more rewarding, wouldn’t you agree? 😉

 

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