Noraini Roslan (second from right) demonstrates the use of the recycling ‘Drop-Off Centre’ at the Sri Mutiara apartment, here on January 12, 2019.

SHAH ALAM, Jan 14 — In efforts to control and manage waste in a more efficient manner, food processing and packaging solutions company Tetra Pak and its recycling partner KPT Recycle Sdn Bhd (KPT), in collaboration with Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ), has prepared 21 recycling facilities in Subang Jaya areas.

Its president Noraini Roslan said MPSJ has provided 16 recycling centres while Tetra Pak and KPT contributed 15 ‘Drop-Off Centre’ cabins made out of recycled items in several public areas.

She said in 2019, MPSJ had disposed of 684 tonnes of waste daily, in which each household averages about 1.9 kilogrammes of trash per day.

“Therefore, we have provided 21 recycling centres to address the increased amount of waste. We would advise the residents to segregate their recyclable wastes,” she said during the launching ceremony of the placement of the Tetra Pak and KPT ‘Drop-Off Centre’ as well as the opening of Sri Mutiara Mini Library MPSJ 2020 at the Sri Mutiara apartment on January 12.

Noraini said she was optimistic that Subang Jaya residents would participate in waste reduction and management programmes.

“With continued efforts, MPSJ has recorded an increase in recycling activities from 13.2 per cent in 2018 to 18.2 per cent last year.

“We urge the public to use the recycling centres efficiently by not dumping other wastes at the facilities provided,” she said.