: About 30 tonnes of separated solid waste have been collected in Kuala Lumpur two months after the implementation of mandatory solid waste separation, which took effect on Sept 1.
Alam Flora Sdn Bhd (Alam Flora) chief executive officer Mohd Zain Hassan said the amount was a good achievement and in line with the government's intention to reduce waste to landfills by 20 percent by 2020.
"So far, our country has managed to reduce waste deposits at landfill sites by 12 per cent nationwide," he told a press conference after launching the 'Jom Bersih Bukit Bintang 9' gotong-royong
, here today.
He said the public's response towards the system was positive and he also commended efforts taken by people in the Bukit Bintang area in giving a strong commitment towards the success its implementation.
In the meantime, Mohd Zain said Alam Flora and Kuala Lumpr City Hall were in the midst of installing cabins at the first recycling centre in Jalan Bunus, Masjid India, here which were expected to be in place by January next year.
"We will focus on commercial areas and the cabins will allow traders to resell their recyclable materials," he said, adding that he hoped the existence of the cabins would help reduce the waste management cost.
Carrying the theme YES TO 3R, the gotong-royong
programme was participated by about 1,000 people from all walks of life.