IPOH: Perak is looking into a new Solid Waste Management Policy that could replace the current landfills and get rid of the disposal of garbage and solid waste for environmental sustainability in the state.
State Housing, Local Government and Tourism Committee chairman Datuk Nolee Ashilin Mohammed Radzi was quoted by Bernama as saying ,”the state government introduced the Solid Waste Management Policy to ensure a comprehensive, integrated, cost effective and sustainable solid waste management system in accordance with current community needs.
“Within the policy, waste-to-energy (WTE) initiatives such as thermal treatment plants or incinerators as well as solid waste management involving smaller sites will be established.
“So WTE is more sustainable and productive for the future of the country compared to the existing disposal methods but the cost of building a WTE plant is quite high and requires a large amount of waste,” she was quoted as saying during the question-and-answer session at the State Legislative Assembly sitting here today.
“The next strategy is the study of Environmentally Sustainable Solid Waste Management Methods and the Development of Potential Solid Waste Sites (landfills) in Perak as well as the establishment of the Perak Solid Waste Site Management Master Plan 2022-2026,” she added.
According to her, another strategy lies with the strategic cooperation between local government authorities and district action committees in identifying suitable sites for the development of the Solid Waste Site Concentrated Zones, Bernama reported.