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Human has used the resource from the earth to ease their life and left the leftover
to become waste. Mankind depends on the environment to sustain their lives. While waste
is generated daily, the disposal of the waste is still distressing. The amount of sanitary
landfill still cannot accommodate the amount of waste generated that has been increasing
in time to time. This is due to the increasing in population and development, thus increasing
in waste generation and demand of energy consumption per capita is also increasing
(Zaman et al., 2017). In fact, currently Malaysia has produced about 23,00 tonnes of waste
daily and it is expected to rise to 30,000 tonnes per day in 2020. There are many ways to
reduce the waste, for example recycle. Since the ancient time, in agricultural practices,
farmer will recycle solid waste for fertiliser or fuel values. Even though the indication of
recycling may seem primitive during the ancient day, it is still considered sensible given
they can reproduce and reuse the solid waste generated for better use. Solid waste can
be defined as all solid or semisolid materials that considered no value to retain. The term
solid waste can be further specified as all the wastes arising from human and animal
activities that are discarded as unwanted and normally it is in solid form.

In conjunction with Green Week organized by Solid Waste Management (CPE

655), Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Mara University of Technology, speakers from
Jabatan Pengurusan Sisa Pepejal dan Perkhidmatan Awam, Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam
(MBSA) have been invited to share their experience and knowledge on solid waste
management. The scientific collaboration between both parties is held on 5th December
2017 at Faculty of Civil Engineering. Around 100 students from Solid Waste Management
class participated in this event. Through this event, students should be able to apply
knowledge gained in class with information shared by MBSA especially on solid waste

This program is aimed to;

Expose the students with the real situation of solid waste and initiatives made by
MBSA to overcome it.

Provide knowledges to students on solid waste management in Malaysia which

related to subject taken this semester, Solid Waste Management (CPE 655).

Establish scientific collaboration between Faculty of Chemical Engineering, UiTM

and Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam (MBSA)

In conjunction with Green Week Project organized by Faculty of Chemical Engineering,

our Faculty has invited speakers from Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam (MBSA) to provide
students with knowledge on solid waste management. Besides, it is very prosperous for
the students to be able to gain knowledge and information on MBSAs campaign, Shah
Alam: Towards Zero Waste City in 2020. This campaign organised by MBSA is
concentrated on the exclusion and separation of waste from home.

The separation of waste program is an initiative made by MBSA to reduce the waste
generation specifically in Shah Alam area. Waste separation is a process of separating
waste with recyclable material which aimed to reduce the waste generation from home
specifically in Shah Alam. This program is organised to ensure Shah Alam is consistently
in clean, unstained and unpolluted city. Besides, this program is expected to raise
awareness of Shah Alam citizen on the advantages of recycling practices.
3.1. Scope of Work

Jabatan Pengurasan Sisa Pepejal dan Perkhidamtan Awam, Majlid Bandaraya Shah
Alam not only provides service on solid waste management, but also many other
services that related to their scope of work

Solid waste management services

Monitoring and enforcement of urban hygiene control

Public cleaning service

Environment control

Law enforcement

Promotion of environmental hygiene education

3.2. The benefits of the program

Waste generated in Shah Alam is reduced along with waste disposed at landfill

The use of new raw materials in reproduction of certain products is greatly


Hazardous waste is highly reduced as the result of waste separation.

A cleaner and better environment as the result of reducing in term of pollution.

Recycle practices can be raise in the Shah Alams population.

3.3. Advantages of Waste Separation at Home

Reduced waste generation and disposal of waste at landfill site

Raised recycling practices among the population of Shah Alam

Towards Zero Waste mission

Increased the percentage of recycling

In fact, according to MBSA, Malaysia has the lowest percentage of recycling which is
only 10% % compared to Singapore and Germany which are 57% ang 66 %
respectively. Therefore, as stated before, this program helps to raise awareness of
recyclings benefits in order to increase the recycling percentage.
Figure 1: Brochure of "Public Cleaning Service

Figure 2: Brochure's Content

Figure 3: Brochure of "Towards Zero Waste City"

Figure 4: Brochure's Content

Figure 5: Speaker, Puan Rohaizat

Figure 6: Class Environment


In conclusion, the program is successfully organised after series of planning and

preparation. All the procedures that need the authority, attention and decision from top
management of Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Majlid Bandaraya Shah Alam are
managed as fast as possible to ensure the program run smoothly. All in all, the talk was
held on 5th December 2017 at Faculty of Civil Engineering in conjunction with Green Week
is a scientific collaboration between Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Majlis
Bandaraya Shah Alam. We hope that program such as this talk can be organised more in
the future for the benefits of both parties.