SEBERANG Prai City Council (MBSP) has launched the Seberang Prai Circular Economy Roadmap to increase resource usage efficiency in an effort to prevent wastage and protect the environment.
MBSP mayor Datuk Rozali Mohamud said a circular economy has great potential and is an alternative to today’s linear business model.
In a circular economy, products, components and resources are designed to be maintained, reused, re-manufactured and recycled to minimise waste.
“The new circular model will emphasise reusing products and raw materials to prevent wastage and protect the environment.
“In short, it focuses on closing the loop and increasing efficiency in resource usage to maximise product development.
“The roadmap will consist of eight sectors namely waste disposal site, recycling industry, food waste, reusable plastic, construction waste, electronic waste, renewable energy followed by water and sewage management, ” he said.
Rozali said this at the roadmap’s launching ceremony during the MBSP City Day celebrations at the council headquarters in Bukit Mertajam, Penang, on Saturday.
He said the new roadmap would act as a framework in policymaking for solid waste management in the next 10 years, with each sector having its desired key performance indexes to achieve within stipulated time frames.
Present at the launch were Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow, state housing, local government, town and country planning committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo as well as MBSP councillors.
Earlier, some 300 staff members from the council gathered to celebrate MBSP’s first City Day after it was awarded the city status in September last year.
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