The Department of Environment (DOE) Perak expanded their electronic waste (e-waste) collection programme to include local authorities (PBT) all around the state.
To engage in this effort, an e-waste collecting competition commenced on September 10, 2021 lasting until October 21, 2021, coinciding with the state-level National Environment Day (HASN) celebration this year.
According to the principal assistant director of DOE, Muhamad Rizal Ramli, this serves as a better approach in educating the importance of properly discarding e-waste to members of the public.
“We launched this campaign in March earlier this year with the Perak Menteri Besar, Dato’ Saarani Mohamad.
“However, not all parties possess the licence to collect and dispose of e-waste that contains toxic materials, which needs to go through segregation and various other processes to ensure that they do not harm the environment.
“As such, the department appointed Edsha Solutions Sdn Bhd for this purpose, as the company has the techniques and machinery to deal with e-wastes.”
He told reporters during a media session after launching the Ipoh City Council (MBI)-level e-waste collection programme at Persiaran Bougainvillea next to MBI’s headquarters today (October 5).
Also present were the City Secretary, Ahmad Munir Ishak and managing director of Edsha Solutions, Edward Ponniah, among others.
Ahmad Munir mentioned that the collection programme will be held in stages, in which for starters, involves five locations, one being Persiaran Bougainvillea (October 5 to 6; drive-through; 7.30am to 11am).
“The others are from 8am to 11am at:
- Town Services Division of MBI in Jalan Sungai Pari, Buntong (October 7)
- Gunung Lang Recreational Park (October 8)
- Tun Razak Library (PTR) (October 13)
- MBI’s old office in Ipoh Old Town (opposite Miker Pizza) (October 14 to 15)
“As of today, MBI’s collective effort with DOE and Edsha Solutions have collected 6-tonne metric of e-waste from around areas under the council’s administration.
“This is out of 10-tonne metric required for collection by all PBTs in the state as set by the department.
“As such, we strongly encourage all walks of life to join hands in making a go and enlivening the HASN celebration, which goes well with the state government’s ‘Perak Bumi Lestari’ (Sustainable Earth Perak) agenda,” he expressed.
Ipohites who would like to get to know the complete process of e-waste disposal may contact Edsha Solutions Sdn Bhd at 05 365 4388 / 05 365 0588 or visit the company at the following address:
No. 3, Jalan Johan 1/3, Kawasan Perindustrian Pengkalan 2, 31550 Pusing, Perak