Logomas Packaging, Malaysia & China


 
 

                                  

 
     
     


 
 

News & Events

Media Release

Logomas Events
- Lion Dance Special
- Team Building

























 

 

Media Release

 

PERAK INITIATES WASTE MANAGEMENT EFFORT TO REDUCE POLYSTYRENE WASTE

 

Kamunting, Perak, 19 August 2016 - The Malaysian Plastics Manufacturers Association (MPMA) Polystyrene (PS) Sub-Committee and the Koperasi Alam Hijau Perak (KOHIJAU), today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) whereby MPMA PS Sub-Committee will take back post consumer PS waste collected by KOHIJAU in Perak. The MOU was signed and exchanged at the launch of National Co-operative Day 2016 (Hari Koperasi Negara 2016) for Perak in Kamunting, Taiping.

 

Mr Sri Umeswaran, Chairman of the MPMA PS Sub-Committee said, ‘I applaud KOHIJAU for taking the initiative to collect PS recyclables as it signifies their commitment towards waste management.’

 

He added that all too often people lay the blame for litter on PS and plastics in general without understanding that litter is caused by people - and not products, and litter is a waste management problem.

 

Mr Johnson Phoon, Chairman for MPMA Perak Branch said, ‘According to a report in the news, plastics account for 13% of total waste, and of this 13%, PS accounts for only 1.4%. MPMA has been saying that many of the plastics item thrown by the public, including PS, is recyclable. Meaning, plastics waste does not belong in the landfill, but needs to be collected and sent to a recycler for recycling. In this manner the waste going to the landfill is reduced.’

 

Mr Phoon also said that unlike plastic products, degradable waste is supposed to go to the landfill as it is “expected” to degrade at the landfill. This in essence means using degradable products does not reduce but instead increases waste going to the landfill. He called on the authorities to undertake a study as to whether degradable products can degrade under landfill conditions and whether there are any greenhouse gases (GHGs) emitted during the process.

 

Mr Phoon said, ‘If degradable products do not degrade under landfill conditions, this means that using degradable products only increases waste at the landfill. And if degradable products release GHGs when degrading, then this means using degradable products will only contribute to global warming. These 2 conditions do not apply to plastic products as plastics is not meant to go to the landfill - they are recyclable and do not release GHGs. Therefore a proper study needs to be taken on degradable products at the landfill.’

 

Mr Phoon also thanked KOHIJAU for taking a positive step towards waste management as this is needed to manage waste generation in Perak.

 

With regards to waste management, Mr Sri Umeswaran said steps such as proactive action against littering, promoting environmental concepts such as 3Rs, encouraging waste separation amongst the public so that recyclable waste can be collected and sent to recyclers for recycling, must be put in place as part of a waste management plan.

 

MPMA PS Sub-Committee members consist of main polystyrene manufacturers in the country namely Tycoplas Sdn Bhd, Shangwei Industries Sdn Bhd, Panagawa Sdn Bhd, Logomas Packaging Sdn Bhd, Megafoam Containers Enterprise Sdn Bhd, TLG Packaging Sdn Bhd, YS Foam Industries Sdn Bhd and Zhaori Packaging Industries (M) Sdn Bhd.

 
 


AN ISO9001 & ISO14001 CERTIFIED COMPANY

OUR PRODUCTS ARE AWARDED THE ECO-LABEL CERTIFICATION BY SIRIM & SINGAPORE GREEN LABEL CERTIFICATION BY SINGAPORE ENVIRONMENT COUNCIL
©1995 - 2017 LOGOMAS.COM | LOGOMAS PACKAGING SDN BHD