Recycling in Malaysia.

Recycling in Malaysia.

In Malaysia we produce 19,000 tones of waste every day, and a majority of that ends up in landfills. Malaysia currently has 230 landfill sights and 80% of them will reach capacity within the next two years, and with land for landfill sights being at a premium there is soon going to be a big problem right on our doorsteps.
To put in perspective 19,000 tonnes of rubbish,; if you piled it all up it would be as high as 36 Petronas Twin Towers, that’s an awful lot of rubbish to deal with on a daily basis.
Our task now is to try and reduce the amount of rubbish going into these landfills. If everybody
does their little bit then it amounts up to a lot. Alam Flora Sdn Bhd has an extensive list on their website of all recycling centres in and around Kuala Lumpur. Please visit for the nearest recycling centre closest to you and learn how a little effort can make a big difference to this beautiful country.
Here are some ideas to get you started.

All the items below need to be separated bound and then can be recycled.
  • Newspapers
  • Manuals
  • School books
  • Computer paper
  • Leaflets and catalogues
  • Paper boxes.
The below items need to be drained of liquid, rinsed and placed in bags or boxes.
  • Aluminium cans/ drinks cans
  • Food and sauce cans
  • Tin containers of food beverages (milk & Milo etc)
  • Biscuit tins
The items below need to be rinsed then stored separately in bags or boxes
  • Soft drinks and juice bottles
  • Mineral water bottles
  • Food and sauce containers
  • Liquid soap and detergent bottles
  • Shampoo and lotion bottles
  • Plastic bags
The items below have to be washed and stored separately in bags or boxes.
  • Soft drinks and juice bottles
  • Jams and food jars
  • Sauces and seasoning bottles
  • Vitamins and cosmetic bottles
Beverage Cartons
All tetra pack beverage and food cartons need to be rinsed and flattened as per the directions
on the box.

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