We can’t afford bad waste management

By Tricia Yeoh

November 2010 STATES OF REFORM
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Curbing the amount of solid waste we generate and improving our ability to collect them and then dispose of them rationally are major challenges for a modern state. Malaysia’s political culture of centralised solutions may be more a hindrance than a help.Whilst the words "green" and "sustainable" have been gaining popularity in both the public and private sectors in Malaysia, it is worrying that problems associated with solid waste have intensified. No doubt, the management of solid waste over the...

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Tricia Yeoh

has previously worked with the Selangor state government and is now attached to a market research consultancy.