Waste Management in Selangor

Waste Management in Selangor

Issues and Challenges

What are some of the challenges in managing domestic waste or MSW in Selangor, and what initiatives are being taken to address them?

As the most urbanised state in Malaysia, Selangor is facing a concerning issue with the significant amount of waste produced daily from various sources, including domestic, commercial, and industrial activities. The urban population of Selangor is primarily responsible for generating this waste, which presents a significant challenge in managing municipal solid waste (MSW).

To address this worrying issue, the Waste to Energy (WtE) plant concept has been introduced by the State, drawing inspiration from the best practices of Europe, China, Japan, and Singapore. This innovative plant utilises state-of-the-art incineration technologies to process up to 2400 tons of MSW daily, generating an impressive 60 MW of electricity while diverting waste from landfills.

The project is an essential step towards the latest developments in energy recovery and environmental conservation, providing a sustainable solution to Selangor's growing waste management challenge. It is vital to take immediate action to tackle this issue and ensure a cleaner and healthier environment for the people of Selangor.

Is it sustainable for Selangor to continue sending 95% of urban waste to landfills without taking any action?

It is clear that our current approach to waste management, which involves sending most of our daily waste to landfills, is not sustainable. With an alarming 10000 tons of waste generated daily in our State, we must take action.

The proposed Waste to Energy (WtE) plant is crucial to transforming our municipal solid waste management practices. This innovative project aims to divert waste from landfills and convert it into clean energy, providing a feasible, eco-friendly, and community-oriented solution.

The technology used in this project draws inspiration from leading countries in waste management, such as Europe, China, Japan, and Singapore. The State strongly believes that by supporting this project, we can positively impact and contribute to a better future for our community.