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A waste composition study conducted in 2005 identified the different types of wastes disposed at Sungai Akar landfilll. The study has shown that apart from plastic and food wastes, paper is the second highest composition of waste disposed at the landfill, that constitute of 18% or approximately 34,000 tonnes of the total waste.

Therefore, in an effort to reduce the amount of paper waste disposed at landfill and at the same time to increase the rate of recycling, the Ministry of Development through the Department of Environment, Parks and Recreation (JASTRe) launched a 3) (People, Private, Public) initiative with Atin & Modtech Company and Kampung Tanjung Maya Consultative Council (MPK). This initiative was launched on the 28th February 2013 at Dewan Betabur, Ministry of Development.

This 3P initiative not only aim at paper waste reduction and encourage upcycling and/or re-using recylable materials, it also offers side income for members of the MPK. The initiative is also aimed at reducing the use of carrier plastic bags, which is also in line with the No Plastic Bag Weekend Initiative launched on the 26th of March 2011.

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Prepared by: Department of Enviroment, Parks and Recreation

Published Date: 2013