GEORGE TOWN – Penang is currently on the right track to achieve 40 per cent of the national recycling rate set by federal government by 2020.
State Local Government, Traffic Management and Flood Mitigation Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow said that currently, Penang has reached 32 per cent of the recycle rate and was positive the target was achievable with the continuous effort by the local council.
He said since the implementation of waste segregation at source two months ago, some 20 tonnes of recyclable items could be collected in a month from landed property statewide.
“This is a good effort by everyone and I believe with the participation of every Penangite, we will be cleaner and greener in every way,” he said during a public engagement session at Lebuh Pantai here today.
The waste segregation at source system was launched officially by the federal government on June 1 nationwide, but the state government had pulled over a one-year trial period to educate the people on waste segregation. – BERNAMA