Junior Chamber International (JCI) has just awarded Mr. Seah Kian Hoe as the one of the honorees for World Award for Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP), which is a non-profit organization (NGO) officially partnering with United Nations since 1954. This Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) of the World Program was developed by Durwood Howes, the President of United States for year 1930 and 1931. Mr. Seah is the founder and Managing Director of Heng Hiap Industries Sdn Bhd (HHI). Formed in 2002, HHI is at the forefront of developing innovative recycling technologies. Conceived and developed locally, the company has rolled out a total of eight breakthrough technologies to date with eighteen patents filed. One of their groundbreaking mechanical recycling technologies include transforming plastic scrap into Smart Plastics, which can be used in highly specialized niche applications. Some unique features of Smart Plastics include electric conductive, bio plastics, fast cycle, anti-bacteria, just to name a few. Through Thermal Recycling, the company converts plastics scrap into a New Coal, a substitute with three times calorific value higher than conventional coal. Lastly, the company also converts plastics scrap to New Oil, a industrial equivalent bio diesel with cetane number of higher than 55. As a pioneer and the founder of HHI, Mr. Seah is a Mechanical Engineer by profession. He obtained his MBA in the American Graduate School of International Business from Thunderbird University, Arizona USA under the Fulbright Research and Development Scholarship in 2000. At present, Mr. Seah is the first SEA representative of the Plastics Committee for Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) based in Belgium. He was also a guest speaker at the recent World Recycling Convention in May 2011 organized by BIR where he talked about the “Innovation Landscape in Recycling Malaysia”.