A Solid Future for Waste Recycling in Penang

By Andrea Filmer

June 2019 FEATURE
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Penang’s recycling rate is at an impressive 42.69%. Last year, the Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP) reported recycling rates of 47.16%, while over on the island, the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) chalked 31.2%. The aim is to hit 70% on the mainland by 2022 and 40% on the island by next year – multiple times the current national recycling rate, which stands at under 18%.Rubbish in Penang goes from individual houses to either recycling facilities or the Pulau Burung...

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Andrea Filmer

is a freelance journalist who has lived in the US and Australia but, for reasons unknown to herself, finds it impossible to call anywhere but Penang home.