PUTRAJAYA Corporation (PPj) received four sets of outdoor park furniture made of wood plastic composite (WPC) from Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB).
The handover ceremony and exchange of collaborative notes were held at Anjung Floria in Precinct 4, Putrajaya.
MTIB director-general Mahpar Atan said the move would promote and encourage the use of WPC.
“WPC is a combination of wood fibre and plastic, and is a good alternative to wood as it is more environmentally friendly.
“It is also the best fit for outdoor areas as it is termite- and moisture-resistant, and requires minimal maintenance.
“The four sets include benches, tables and litter bin,” said Mahpar.
He hopes the initiative will guide the public on ways to recycle biocomposite wastes and create awareness of its importance.
PPj senior vice-president Datuk Fadlun Mak Ujud said four outdoor furniture sets had been placed in Anjung Floria.
The area has many new attractions such as Pit-Stop@Anjung Floria, Long Cabin, Pantai Pasir and Garden Shop.
“Placement of this furniture not only creates a comfortable environment for visitors but can also be used as a model for future projects,” said Fadlun.
He expects visitors to Royal Floria Putrajaya – the country’s biggest flower and garden festival which will be held from Aug 29 to Sept 4 – to utilise the furniture.
The exchange of collaborative notes between PPj and MITB was also made to promote the use of WPC in non-structural applications.
It is also one of PPj’s efforts in ensuring Putrajaya becomes a world-class and sustainable administrative city that is greener and smarter by 2025.
PPj also hopes to encourage the use of WPC products as they are more affordable than items made of wood.