Malaysians generate 38,000 tonnes of waste every day


Malaysians generate 38,000 tonnes of waste every day – What are we doing with it all?

Even as the country gets called out by the international media as one of the “waste capitals” of the world – Malaysians are rising up against waste.

While the issue of imported plastic waste continues to hog local and international headlines, Malaysians have had to contend with our own waste – a reported 38,000 tonnes daily, enough to fill the KLCC Twin Towers every seven days. With landfill space shrinking, where do we put so much waste?

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