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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Talk on Waste Management

Dear Members & Friends,

Disposal of solid waste is a major environmental concern in Sarawak. Types of waste include residential, industrial (Samalaju Industrial Park), commercial, construction, demolition and wood waste from timber processing.

Presently about 2.187 metric tonnes per day of municipal wastes are collected and landfilled in Sarawak.There is no separation of waste at source but people can do it on a voluntary basis. There is a limited infrastructure for recycling. 
Besides landfills, there are no less than 39 open dumps in Sarawak where solid wastes are collected and landfilled by local aulthorities. Some villagers who live outside the jurisdiction of the local authorities, throw rubbish into the river, causing water pollution.

Do we continue to rely on landfills?  In order to prevent and avoid waste, we can  Reduce, Repair,  Reuse and Recycle.  Sarawak needs to turn wastes into a valuable resource.  We throw away a lot of food – organic wastes form 40% of the waste, which  can be recycled into fertilizers, for example.

 Come and find out more  at our Public Awareness Talk:- 
 Topic: Waste Management
 By: Trienekens (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd
Date:        Friday 5th May 2017
Time:        7.30pm
Venue:     Citrus 1, 5th Floor, Limetree Hotel, Jalan Padungan Kuching
Cost:      Free of Charge. You may walk in and bring your friends.
Registration: MNSKB Members, please register with Secretariat at 

Trienekens manages Kuching Waste Management Park Mambong landfill, which  is one of the 8 sanitary landfills in Sarawak  where municipal and scheduled wastes, including hazardous and pathological wastes,  are treated and landfilled.
Best regards,
Cynthia Lobato

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