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SWCorp encourages recycling practice among teenagers

Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Corporation (SWCorp) is encouraging recycling practice among teenagers to create a community that is more sensitive to solid waste management.

Its chairman, Dr Daroyah Alwi said recycling would help make a person more responsible for the environment, thus creating healthier and pleasant surroundings.

“Having teenagers on board of recycling campaigns is the best way to nurture them and we hope it can be instilled until they reach adulthood.

“We want the future generation to always love cleanliness,” she told reporters after launching the Upcycling, Trash to Cash programme and community garden activity at Pekan Kepong People’s Housing Project (PPR) here, today.

The programme was organised through a smart partnership between SWCorp, DSME Waste Management and the Pekan Kepong PPR community.

Meanwhile, SWCorp Federal Territories director Mohd Zahir Shari urged the management of stratified buildings to ensure their communities practice the separation at source (SAS) solid waste disposal method.

He said failure to do so would result in the management being punished according to the Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Act 2007 (Act 672).

“To date, we have conducted engagement activities at about 7,000 premises in Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya and found that they have been adhering to the regulation.

“Overall, the involvement of residents is excellent but we need to streamline the management especially in stratified buildings to ensure their residents adhere to the regulation,” he said.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

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