Recycling 101: Why We Are Not Segregating Our Waste in Malaysia?

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In 2015 the Government made it mandatory for residents to separate their waste at the source and I was happy that finally something concrete being done on the manner our garbage is being processed.

After all, we have not gone big by going with recycling on a wider scale coupled with a greater push towards protecting the environment.… [Click to read the rest] “Recycling 101: Why We Are Not Segregating Our Waste in Malaysia?”

Recycling 101: Pushing to Recycling An Old Car

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(When you think of Volvo, you will think Sweden, safety and luxury. Now you can add environmentally friendly recycling to the  Volvo brand as well. Image source: WIRED)

The buzz word of the day is recycling and there is no major act from Malaysians to prioritize recycling in daily life.… [Click to read the rest] “Recycling 101: Pushing to Recycling An Old Car”

Recycling News

(Poster source: http://www.theclimatecommunity.com)

Let’s talk on something else that seems to take back seat amidst the political circus in Malaysia – the environment and in particular, level of recycling in Malaysia

In early 2009, this was reported:-

Malaysia’s housing ministry bemoaned the country’s low recycling rate which is currently a dismal 5 per cent, far lower than its neighbouring South-east Asian neighbours, official news reports said Monday

Neighbouring Singapore recorded a 56% recycling rate last year and the Philippines at 12% while Malaysia’s northern neighbours Thailand boasted almost a 50% cycling rate in 2008

Another source on the net reveals that most of the developed countries have almost 50% or higher recycling rate compared to Malaysian’s 5% (it may have improved by 0.0001% in 2010 but we will never know for sure).… [Click to read the rest] “Recycling News”

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