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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Selangor to start waste separation in selected housing schemes

The state government wants people to separate their solid waste ro reduce the amount dumped into landfills. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Seth Akmal, April 22, 2015.
In an effort to reduce its carbon footprint, the Selangor government is planning to introduce a pilot project on waste separation in selected housing schemes later this year.
State exco for local government, new village development, legalising of factories chairman Ean Yong Hian Wah said residents would have to separate their solid waste and scheduled collection would be carried out.
“We are still in the midst of finalising the areas and it will be started in stages at the housing schemes. What we want to see is the behaviour of the residents and how much waste they generate,” he said.
“We will start with a simple way of separating the garbage into two components, which is recyclable and general waste. Two days will be allocated for the collection of general waste and one day for recyclable items,” he said ... Read more ...

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