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Overview: Under the Malaysian Plan from 2006 to 2010, the Malaysian Government placed emphasis on preventive measures to mitigate and minimize pollution and to strike a balance of promoting sustainable natural resources management and development. Solid wastes constitute a growing problem, and the amount generated in Malaysia is increasing faster than it can be disposed of efficiently. The growing population and increasing consumption are generating up to 1kg/capita/day or an equivalent of 30,000 tons of rubbish per day. Modern convenience and a “disposable” lifestyle are aggravating the solid waste situation especially in larger cities. Current solid waste composition is made up of 45% food waste, 24% plastic, 7% paper and 6% iron Approximately 95-97% of waste collected is taken to landfill for disposals. The remaining waste is sent to small incineration plants, diverted to recyclers/re-processors or is dumped illegally. Upgrading of unsanitary landfills, construction of new sanitary landfills, and transfer stations with integrated material recovery facilities are being carried out in phases with recycling, and handling of specific types of solid waste like plastic, paper etc. as emphasis.

The government aims to have 22% of the waste recycled by 2020. The approval in mid 2008 of the National Strategic Plan for Solid Waste Management will see a more systematic and organized solid waste collection and disposal structure in Malaysia. Solid Waste Management providers have not upgraded their equipment over the past decade, but after the implementation of the Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Act 2008, providers will be pressed to improve for better and efficient services. Prior to 2008, waste management was controlled at the municipal level, but after the implementation of the above Act, control will be handed over to the Federal Government.

Best Products/Services: Technology, equipment and know-how within the area of solid waste management and solid waste disposal equipment; Automated rubbish sorters or sorting plants and equipments; Environmentally friendly waste disposal plants and equipment; and Equipments such as Refuse Collection Vehicles and Equipment similar to RORO trucks.

Environmental Global Market
Insights and Opportunities

Malaysia Market

Overview: Under the Malaysian Plan from 2006 to 2010, the Malaysian Government placed emphasis on preventive measures to mitigate and minimize pollution and to strike a balance of promoting sustainable natural resources management and development. Solid wastes constitute a growing problem, and the amount generated in Malaysia is increasing faster than it can be disposed of efficiently. The growing population and increasing consumption are generating up to 1kg/capita/day or an equivalent of 30,000 tons of rubbish per day. Modern convenience and a “disposable” lifestyle are aggravating the solid waste situation especially in larger cities. Current solid waste composition is made up of 45% food waste, 24% plastic, 7% paper and 6% iron Approximately 95-97% of waste collected is taken to landfill for disposals. The remaining waste is sent to small incineration plants, diverted to recyclers/re-processors or is dumped illegally. Upgrading of unsanitary landfills, construction of new sanitary landfills, and transfer stations with integrated material recovery facilities are being carried out in phases with recycling, and handling of specific types of solid waste like plastic, paper etc. as emphasis.

The government aims to have 22% of the waste recycled by 2020. The approval in mid 2008 of the National Strategic Plan for Solid Waste Management will see a more systematic and organized solid waste collection and disposal structure in Malaysia. Solid Waste Management providers have not upgraded their equipment over the past decade, but after the implementation of the Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Act 2008, providers will be pressed to improve for better and efficient services. Prior to 2008, waste management was controlled at the municipal level, but after the implementation of the above Act, control will be handed over to the Federal Government.

Best Products/Services: Technology, equipment and know-how within the area of solid waste management and solid waste disposal equipment; Automated rubbish sorters or sorting plants and equipments; Environmentally friendly waste disposal plants and equipment; and Equipments such as Refuse Collection Vehicles and Equipment similar to RORO trucks.

Opportunities: Companies for joint ventures and/or transfer of technology in the fields of strategic environmental planning, waste handling, handling of hazardous substances, recycling, recovery and transformation of “waste to wealth” and “waste to energy” technology, refuse derived fuel.
Companies for joint ventures and/or transfer of technology in the fields of strategic environmental planning, waste handling, handling of hazardous substances, recycling, recovery and transformation of “waste to wealth” and “waste to energy” technology, refuse derived fuel.
 




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