NEWS: First ever waste segregation in Malaysia

100,000 people came out today in Malaysia as part of the World Cleanup Day to clean the country and start segregating waste in Malaysia. “People have not segregated waste before in Malaysia and are hoping to continue with it in the future. We do this for the next generation,” said Miza Pawan Chik from RCOMM […]

100,000 people came out today in Malaysia as part of the World Cleanup Day to clean the country and start segregating waste in Malaysia.

“People have not segregated waste before in Malaysia and are hoping to continue with it in the future. We do this for the next generation,” said Miza Pawan Chik from RCOMM Lestari, the NGO in charge of the World Cleanup Day in Malaysia. She continued: “Thanks to the World Cleanup Day, the feeling of belonging and taking ownership of surroundings strengthened among the people of Malaysia.“

The clean-ups were organized in 115 locations all over the country and supported by the Ministry of Housing and Local Government, and the Ministry of Youth and Sports. In just a few hours, the streets and surroundings were cleaned from pet bottles, plastics, paper and aluminium, and the waste was segregated for the first time ever. The “green wave” of clean-ups in Malaysia will continue on September 22, when 33,000 people are expected to turn up in Kuala Lumpur, including the staff of RCOMM Lestari’s main partner Tesco.

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World Cleanup Day events can be followed through the homepage www.letsdoitworld.org. The 24-hour, non-stop World Cleanup Live Show will cover the cleanups across the globe. The show is hosted by Irish TV presenter and producer Colm Flynn and TV presenter Zihlo Ndlovu from Zimbabwe and will be broadcast from Tallinn, Estonia. It will be aired via the World Cleanup Day website https://www.worldcleanupday.org/and also via Facebook and YouTube channels.

The year 2018 marks 100 years since the founding of the Republic of Estonia. World Cleanup Day 2018 is Estonia’s biggest gift to the world on its 100th anniversary. More information about the centenary events can be found at www.EV100.ee

More information:

Website:  www.worldcleanupday.org

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/worldcleanupday2018/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/letsdoitworld

Tiina Urm, Head of Communication

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