Waste & Resource Management Opportunities in Malaysia

An Expert's View about Environmental Technologies in Malaysia

Posted on: 28 Sep 2010

What the public in Malaysia needs now is proper implementation by having the appropriate infrastructure in place quickly. The report presents the opportunities for UK organizations.

Sector briefing Waste & Resource Management Opportunities in Malaysia Why Malaysia? Malaysia is currently producing more than 23,000 tonnes of solid waste each day and this figure is estimated to increase dramatically to more than 30,000 tonnes by 2020. Less than 5% of waste is recycled and original plans to increase this to 22% by 2020 have been th accelerated under the new 10 Malaysia Plan to 40% by 2015. The opportunities arise from the mis-match between this aspiration and availability of adequate treatment, recovery and disposal facilities. The Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Act, gazetted in 2007, is a major breakthrough to reorganise the sector. A very interesting change brought by the new approach is the adoption of 22 year concessions through privatising the waste collection companies, giving them long-term ?Contract negotiations are visibility and encouraging them to proceed to expected to be completed strong investments. by end 2010?. Find general information on the Malaysia market conditions on UKTI?s website. The ?What the public needs now is Doing Business Guide for Malaysia gives an proper implementation by overview of Malaysia?s economy, business having the appropriate culture, potential opportunities and an infrastructure in place quickly? introduction to other relevant issues. UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Waste & Resource Management opportunities in Malaysia waste and generate energy that can either feed Opportunities back into the treatment process or be delivered to local communities. This can provide an The federalisation of solid waste management oppotunity to develop CDM revenues, but also and the privatisation of the concession capture government capital incentives. Landfill companies for the collection of municipal solid gas capture is currently a focal point for the waste will present the following opportunities ministry. for UK organisations: Optimising logistics of collection and Modernisation of Sanitary handling transfer methods Increased coverage and frequency of services Bins ? Over 5 million bins need replacing will be needed for the concession companies to around the country. Around 3.5 milion 120 litre met new KPI?s from the end of 2010. This will bins and the remaining made up of 240 litre, have a number of reprucussions on the cost ~600 litre and ~1000 litre. The market is burden to the companies. The move will relatively concentrated and the federal demand greater efficiencies for both the government are using this large requirement to collection scheduling, vehicle routing and the replace bins as an opportunity to set industry placement + design of transfer stations. standards. Difficulties that are providing a barrier to entry for companies to date are a result of the lack in Trucks ? In a similar move towards comprehensive GPS mapping that is good in standardisation but the approach is more the cities but poor in rural areas. flexible, especially considering the costs involved in replacing a large proportion of the Significant Improvements in outcomes fleet. The concessions are looking at a range of for the public and the environment* rear and toploading vehicles and compactors. Residential and commercial premises Landfill rehabilitation ? Sanitary handling with modern trucks and standardised bins for collection Malaysia does not have a landfill tax in the ? Frequent pickups from 2 to 7 times a same sense as in the UK and the capital costs week depending on type of premise for new landfills will have to be burdened by ? Winder coverage with 3.7 million the federal government. Many of the landfills premises. 0.6 million non-residential are un-sanitary dumpsites and there are now premises and 5,600 shared facilities plane to close 112 sites. Concerns are that the covered by 2015. waste will still need to be managed and sute ? Improved environment for shared closure does not help. Recent announcements infrastructures such as drains, roads, have been that 9 new confined/sanitary sites markets and beaches. will be developed over the 2010-2015 period, contractors are still to be determined and the Safeguarding the environment government are open to new ? Closure of unsanitary dumpsites with 112 ideas/approaches. Lechate capture and closed by 2015 treatment are a central part of the solution, ? Seperation at source by households to requests have been made by the ministry to facilitate recycling look specifically at the small scale treatment of ? Increased household recovery of waste lechate at landfills managing 50-100 from 15% to 25% by 2015 tonnes/day. Transport of waste is also costly ? New technology from improved disposal and in-situ treatment is being looked at with and treatment for maximising resource preference. and energy recovery Development of waste to energy plants *Taken from Chart 6-16 10th Malaysia Plan As part of ensuring that waste is managed in a Recycling/waste recovery sustainable manor and with support for the development of Green technologies being About 45% of municipal waste is organic, of introduced by a new Ministry last year, all the remain 55% and including industry stakeholders are now looking at ways industrial/commercial waste about 2-5% is of encorporating technologies that can treat UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Waste & Resource Management opportunities in Malaysia currently recycled. The original target of 15% by 2020 has now been accelerated under the th 10 Malaysia Plan to 50% by 2015. This is an ambitious target but even with the original goals a step change is needed. This will present a number of opportunities throughout the supply chain, initially plans are to increase costs to industry for non-compliance and make it compulsory for homeowners to separate waste at source. If you have any questions on the opportunities above, contact the UKTI contacts named in this report. Business opportunities aimed specifically at UK companies are added daily to UKTI?s website. These leads are sourced by our staff overseas in British Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates, across all sectors and in over 100 markets. You can be alerted to business opportunities on a regular basis by registering on the UKTI website. Find out more on UKTI?s business opportunities service on the UKTI website. UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Waste & Resource Management opportunities in Malaysia Major events and activities to UKTI contacts December 2010 Oliver Harrison Snr. Trade & Investment Manager Waste & Recycling Trade Mission to British High Commission Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and the Philippines. Tel: (0060) 3 2170 2237 Environment Team Website Email: Oliver.harrison@fco.gov.uk Contact: Riccardo Belgrave, Oliver Harrison or www.ukti.gov.uk Fidel Ventura Email: ricky.belgrave@ukti.gsi.gov.uk Suzidah Baharun Oliver.harrison@fco.gov.uk Ass. Trade & Investment Manager Fidel.ventura@fco.gov.uk British High Commission Kuala Lumpur Time: December 2010 Tel: (0060) 3 2170 2218 Email: suzidah.baharun@fco.gov.uk IGEM ? International Green Tech and Eco www.ukti.gov.uk Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia http://www.igem.com.my/ Contact: Oliver Harrison or Suzidah Baharun Email: Oliver.harrison@fco.gov.uk Suzidah.baharun@fco.gov.uk Time: October 2010 Find full details of all events in this country and sector on the UKTI website. New export events are added daily to the site and you can register to be alerted to them on a daily, weekly or monthly basis UKTI?s Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) provides grant support for eligible Small & Medium Sized Enterprises (SME's) to attend trade shows overseas. Find out more about UKTI support for attendance at overseas events UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Waste & Resource Management opportunities in Malaysia Next steps - How UKTI can help ? Arranging appointments British companies wishing to develop their ? Organise seminars or other events for business in the Malaysian market are advised you to meet contacts and promote your to undertake as much market research and company in the Malaysian market planning as possible in the UK. UKTI?s team in Malaysia, with its wide local knowledge and This work is available via our Overseas Market experience, can provide a range of services to Introduction Service (OMIS) a chargeable British-based companies wishing to grow their service which assists British-based companies business in global markets. wishing to enter or expand their business in overseas markets. This can include: ? Provision of market information To find out more about commissioning this ? Validated lists of agents/distributors work, or accessing other UKTI services and ? Key market players or potential specialist advice, please visit the UKTI website customers in the Malaysian market to find contact details for your local UKTI ? Establishment of interest of such office. contacts in working with you Whereas every effort has been made to ensure that the information given in this document is accurate, neither UK Trade & Investment nor its parent Departments (the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office), accept liability for any errors, omissions or misleading statements, and no warranty is given or responsibility accepted as to the standing of any individual, firm, company or other organisation mentioned. Published 2010 by UK Trade & Investment. Crown Copyright © UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Waste & Resource Management opportunities in Malaysia
Posted: 28 September 2010

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