Achieving recycling target

From SHARAN RAJ, Melaka.

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26/1/2022 5:10:00 PM

'To improve recycling at source, the government must introduce a recycling guide label in both Bahasa Malaysia and English to provide clear instructions on how to separate, recycle, and dispose of waste.' - Sharan Raj

From SHARAN RAJ, Melaka.

IN December last year, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican announced that the country’s national recycling rate (NRR) had risen to 31.52% in 2021 from 30.7% in 2020.At this rate, it will hover around 35% by 2025. This is disappointing because this ministry had previously set a NRR target of 40% by 2025, and national recycling programmes had started in 1993.

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