SEPARATION OF WASTE IMPLEMENTATION
The Government already implement the mandatory separation of waste at source in stages from September 2015. The implementation of the new rule had been formulated under the Solid Waste Management and Public Cleansing Management Act 2007. The implementation of this new rule is part of the government's effort to reduce the amount of solid waste sent to waste disposal sites, which is becoming serious. The current sites are now inadequate following the sudden increase in waste.
The process of separating waste at source involved the separation of household solid wastes according to the composition of waste such as plastic, paper, cardboard, glass, metal, food waste, bulk waste and farm waste. The collection of separated wastes will be implemented under the 2+1 collection schedule. ENVI aims to ensure the solid waste management facilities were improved and the operation of 3R centres (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) at the community level was mobilised.