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Green and Blue Newsletter Volume 2

Green and Blue Newsletter Volume 2

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Published by Kimlee Choy
Catch the Green and Blue group in the volume 2 newsletter!
Catch the Green and Blue group in the volume 2 newsletter!

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Published by: Kimlee Choy on Apr 16, 2012
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OUR
 
MISSION
:
To promote a cleaner, healthier and sustainable urban living.
   G  r  e  e  n   N  e  w  s
VOL.2 JAN--MARCH 2012
   T   h  e
   &   B   l  u  e
Talk given at PLKN Rawang
Top News
 
The ‘Nasi Lemak Bungkus’ Tale - Environmental Talk at National Service Camp, Rawang
 
Ever thought of how the story of 
Nasi Lemak 
can be a theme to talk about? Well, the Green and BlueGroup has a way with and trainees of NS at Rawang were much indulged in the tale of 
Nasi Lemak bungkus
. Don’t simply throw the
Nasi Lemak 
away if you were unable to finish the food, as the leftover would contaminate those recyclable items in the rubbish bins which increase the difficulties for the cleanersto do the separation job.On this day, our speakers Mr. Ng Chee Guan and Jaron Keng shared thoughts on sustainabledevelopment of urban life and how it link to our daily life. Apart from giving their precious views, bothspeakers also shared with trainees on the living condition of the Philippines who lived in landfills and alsohow the practice of waste separation helped people to make a living from recyclable resources.At Green and Blue, we are indeed proud to be minds openers of youth in practising waste separationat home. Wait no more, start
today. You too
make a difference. Great things start with a simple gestureand from a place you called home!
 
COMMITTEE BOARD
GREEN AND BLUE GROUP
Dr. Wong Ruen YuanPresidentdrwong@smile-link.comNg Chee GuanVice Presidentguancher@hotmail.com Keng Zi XiangSecretaryjaronkeng@gmail.com Mandy OngTreasurer  mandysyong@yahoo.com Phoebe Lim Mei YeeAsst. Secretaryodonata880510@yahoo.com Choy Kim LeeAsst. Secretarykimlee0110@gmail.comJean WongCommittee Member jeanwong@gmail.comIrene Chua Teng TengMember of Editorial Boardtengtengirene@gmail.com
Editor
ʼ
s Note
by
Choy Kim Lee
Assistant Secretary 
Finally we have come to a conclusion session for themonth of January, February and March! We have beenreceiving encouraging responses from the public who wereaware of the nature of our NGO. Thus far, we havecooperated with Mr. Goh Hwee Hwa, the head of traininginstructor of National Service Camp in Rawang whichhouses 400 trainees. Besides that, we have also inspiredthe younger generation to practice waste separation atsource in a local Tamil school in Kepong in a recent 3R talk.We hope to get in touch with more people and let themknow about the environmental issues in Malaysia. Thisyear, we
ʼ
ll focus on the issue of solid waste managementand public awareness. Stay tune with our next volume, wehave more interest topics to talk about!Hereby I would like to thank Irene Chua Teng Teng fordedicated her time to make the volume 2 to be producedattractively.
Our Earth, Our Home.
 
Table of Content :
Editor’s Note
2
GnB Exhibition Booth at MSWME Seminar 
3
3R at School
4
GnB Event Calendar 
5
SPOT US!
6
Exclusive Interview with DJ Athena, FM98,8
The Green & Blue News Vol. 2/2012
2
 
Bins: Waste Separation
The National Solid WasteManagement Department (JPSPN)has recently promotes the notionof waste separation at source bydistributing free 120L MGB tohousehold in Kuala Lumpur. Sincethe Act fully enforced, JPSPN isadamant on implementing wastesegregation at source system. Anew waste collection system of “2+1” was proposed and is intrial in about 400 households inPutrajaya. The “2+1” collectionsystem has two times collection of residual waste and one timecollection of recyclable materialsin a single week.
Do you know...
Solid Waste and PublicCleansingManagement Act 2007
A group photo with Datuk Nazri Jaron (left) is explaining the idea of waste
 
separation project in University of Malaya
GnB Exhibition Booth at MSWME Seminar
In conjunction with the second Annual General Meeting of Malaysian Societyof Waste Management and Environment (MSWME), the Green and BlueGroup was invited to participate in the special seminar on “Implementationand Challenges of Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Act 2007.
The New Policy
The Solid Waste and PublicCleansing Management Act wasenforced since 1st September,year 2011. The main provisionsunder the Act are approval,licensing, charge, enforcement of any activity of controlled solidwaste management and reductionand recovery of waste. At themoment, PPSPPA (Solid Wasteand Public CleansingCorporation) is carrying outmonitoring and enforcement onthe three waste concessionairesbased on KPI. When the serviceprovision by the wasteconcessionaires is upgraded to acertain level, new regulations willbe introduced to the public withenforcement by PPSPPA. Theroles of JPSPN include approvalfor the construction, alterationand closure of any wastetreatment or disposal facility,issues license, introduction rulesand regulations under the newAct and impose penalty/charge.Prior to any approval of newfacilities, the proposal willundergo evaluation by acommittee of technologyassessment.
Challenges
The coverage for urban and ruralareas are not balanced asservices under the Act onlyfocuses on the urban area. For rural area, communal bins areprovided for the disposal of wasteby “bring” collection system.Besides, the three wasteconcessionaires under theprivatization scheme areresponsible for household(residential waste only). Thecollection of other municipal solidwaste (MSW) such as commercialwaste, institutional waste, publicarea waste, etc is not included inthe privatization scheme.On the other hands, theprivatization scheme is onlyapplicable for the collection of residential waste in all states inPeninsula Malaysia exceptSelangor, Penang and Perak.Operation of any waste disposalor treatment is hence not includedin the privatization by monitoredand regulated under the Act.Moreover, there is a lack of wastedisposal or treatment facilities which canlead to illegal dumping.In conclusion, solid waste management isa current social and environmental issuein Malaysia. The partial privatisation of MSW collection is important to improvethe services provision and federalisationto regulate the entire managementsector. JPSPN needs more multidisciplinary waste expertise to solve theoutlined problem and challenges faced.The GnB as an environmental NGO hasits role to play in disseminating correctinformation to public as mass.
The Green & Blue News Vol. 2/2012
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