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Golf Retailer Tees-Up for Cleaner Shores

MST Golf’s beach clean-up team collected 299 kilogrammes of waste at Pantai Remis.

Kuala Selangor, Malaysia: Leading Southeast Asian specialty retailer MST Golf hosted an impactful beach clean-up at Pantai Remis in honour of World Clean-up Day 2023.

The community-driven event brought together a diverse group of more than 90 volunteers, including MST Golf brand partners, employees, families, and suppliers.

Ng Yap, Group Chief Executive Officer of MST Golf, said the initiative underlined the company’s commitment to create a ‘Better Environment’ in line with its Proper Waste Management and Climate Change Resiliency sustainability indices.

A total of 299 kilogrammes of waste were collected and removed from Pantai Remis, ensuring a cleaner shoreline and a healthier eco-system. From the total waste collected, 186.7 kilogrammes of recyclable waste gathered consisted of plastic bottles, food containers, single-use plastic, food packaging, tin, styrofoam, metal, cardboard, glass, and other mixed wastes.

Ng said: “It was heartwarming to see volunteers come together to preserve the environment and undertake uplifting sustainability matters, underscoring our efforts in driving positive change for a greener and more sustainable environment to live in.

“As an established golf specialty retailer and household name in Malaysia, we understand the importance of exercising sustainability to deliver long-term value to our consumers and stakeholders.

“Aligning our retail operations with sustainable strategies is crucial for the longevity of our business, and we are fully committed to that cause. As part of the golf eco-system, we are determined to explore multiple avenues to drive sustainability and foster a culture of ‘Better Business, Better Environment’, and ‘Better People’ within our company.”

The beach clean-up event was co-organised by MST Golf and Sustainability Solutions, while Purple Galaxy provided water refilling stations for participants to refill their water bottles instead of using single-use plastic bottles. Employees from brand partners adidas, Amer Sports and Under Armour also took part.

By setting a positive outcome from this hands-on experience, stressing the issues plaguing our environment, Ng said MST Golf aims to cultivate a proactive attitude among employees towards implementing sustainable practices at home and in the work environment.

In 2021, the company launched its Care Green initiative focusing on the three Rs – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle – rolled out across its retail outlets in Malaysia and Singapore.

The initiative includes the use of recyclable paper bags for customers for every purchase, recycle bins at MST Golf outlets to encourage the habit of recycling, reusing packaging material and reducing single use materials.

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