Penang to consider garbage disposal grinders


  • Nation
  • Monday, 09 Jun 2003

PENANG: The state is studying the possibility of having garbage disposal grinders for organic waste in every household or housing estate. 

Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon said yesterday Penang was studying the proposal and would refer it to the Federal Government for consideration.  

He said the state must study the cost, implementation methods and legal backing needed to make it a requirement. 

He said it should be a national policy, as it would involve federal rulings such as uniform building guidelines. 

Dr Koh said under the proposal, every household in the high-end income group should have its own grinder while the low-cost and low-medium cost homes would share a community grinder. 

He said the first step was for the people to separate their organic wastes from the non-organic type and seriously practise the three Rs (reuse, reduce and recycle) policy in recycling non-organic wastes. 

“The system, practised in several advanced countries, was one of the many waste management proposals the state was studying. Others included home composting to make organic fertiliser,'' Dr Koh said after attending a recycling campaign by the Gerakan Belia Bersatu Malaysia’s Tanjung Bungah branch and Taman Seri Setia Residents’ Association.  

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!
   

Next In Nation

Pulau Redang affordable flats finally ready after 10 years of construction
Najib received RM2.08bil through nine transactions in his bank account in 2013, court told
Activist warns Malaysians of religious tyranny
Malaysia's largest sports car facility to be built by 2025
Ismail Sabri obtains temporary injunction against Lokman Adam over defamatory statement
LBS looks to Budget 2023 to stimulate property sector
Two senators sworn in on Sept 26
Review of Sessions Court's decision: Zizie Izette applies to hear case with Bung Moktar's application
Perak too needs the NSC’s security training, says MB
Tanjong Karang Hospital to begin operations on Oct 10, says KJ

Others Also Read