BY ERMIZI MUHAMAD
SUBANG JAYA, AUG 8: The Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) is implementing the look-east policy by emulating Japan in retaining a green township in its municipality.
Its Deputy Yang Dipertua, Mohd Zulkurnain Che Ali said the effort is based on Japan’s success in managing its domestic waste effectively.
He said, the initiative by the land of the rising sun in managing its solid waste should be implemented in stages to ensure long-term sustainability by the community.
“Japan segregates its waste much earlier, around 30 to 40 years ago, in fact it was not categorised (paper, plastic, tin) into three like we do here.
“It was categorised into thirty and the disposed on specific days based on standards set by their country.
“In fact, those who throw rubbish will be fined, contrary to our Malaysian ‘culture’,” he said.
Mohd Zulkarnain said, to achieve a green and clean township, its community should be educated from an early stage.
“We want the young generation to continue our legacy for a better future through awareness in schools by teaching students the importance of waste segregation,” he said.
Mohd Zulkurnain said that when launching the Canteen Food Waste Segregation Bin Handover Ceremony, in conjunction with 2017 MPSJ Prosperous School Award at Laman Kenangan MPSJ this morning.
21 schools in MPSJ’s jurisdiction is involved in that programme, consisting of 15 primary schools and six secondary schools.
With the theme ‘Melentur Buluh Biar Dari Rebungnya’, the award offers RM1,500 (Winner), RM1,000 (Runner-up) and RM800 for Primary School category.
Meanwhile, for Secondary School category, the winner will take home RM2,000, RM1,500 (Runner-up) and RM1,000 (Third place).
MPSJ to emulate Japan’s domestic waste segregation policy
BY ERMIZI MUHAMAD