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Proposal for Waste Diversion from Landfill- Presentation to MPPP Council , 29 July 2011. Dr. Lim Mah Hui Visiting Senior Fellow at SERI, Penang. Environmental Degradation. Three Costs of Private Transport. Solid Waste in Penang Island.

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proposal for waste diversion from landfill presentation to mppp council 29 july 2011

Proposal for Waste Diversion from Landfill- Presentation to MPPP Council , 29 July 2011

Dr. Lim Mah Hui

Visiting Senior Fellow at SERI, Penang

solid waste in penang island
Solid Waste in Penang Island
  • Estimate is 1.1 kg of solid waste per person generated in Penang
  • 2009 - 726 tons per day dumped into landfill in Penang Island or 265,000 tons per year
  • Household waste about 70% of total waste
  • Organic waste about 45% of total waste i.e.
expenditure for swm 2009
Expenditure for SWM-2009
  • Real Expenditure including salaries was RM 87 million or 38% of budget; of which
  • Waste collection – RM 20.4m
  • Transfer costs - 7.6m
  • Tipping Fees - 5.0m
  • Total 32.0m (15%)
other costs of solid waste disposal
Other costs of Solid Waste Disposal
  • Environmental pollution - release of Methane, CO2, leaching > global warming
  • Unhygienic and spread of disease – smell, roaches, rats
  • Destruction of environment – running out of landfill
concept benefits of waste diversion from landfill
Concept & Benefits of Waste Diversion from Landfill
  • Divert Solid Waste from SOURCE thru
  • Segregation > reuse, recycle, regenerate
  • Reduce cost of waste collection and disposal
richness from waste
Richness from Waste
  • Instead of throwing away organic waste – compost or turn it into fertilizer
  • Complete the natural process of turning waste food into food
  • Earn income from fertilizer
  • Organic fertilizer – food is chemical free
  • Soil and Environment is richer
  • Life is richer
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FOOD FROM FOOD

Methods-

Compost, Bio- regen

Fertilizers

COMPLETE CYCLE

how does bio regen machine work
How Does Bio-Regen Machine Work
  • Feed organic food waste into machine
  • Water and Bokashi (enzyme) are added
  • Grinder process and liquidize the food
  • Liquid pumped into container
  • Stored in container for 1 month - waste turns into liquid fertilizer (1,000 litre) thru organic process that reduces CO2
estimated cost of waste disposal to pulau burong per ton excld salaries
Estimated Cost of Waste Disposal to Pulau Burong per ton (excld salaries)
  • Estimate current cost - RM 150 per ton
  • Long-term average costs estimated at RM 250 per ton (UNDP Report, 2008)
  • Estimated cost of running bio regen machine about RM 130 per ton
  • Other cost savings – use/sale of fertilizer, health, environmental costs
proposal pilot project
Proposal – pilot project
  • Purchase a bio-regen machine – cost RM 18,800
  • Install in MPPP food court
  • Assume each machine processes 500 kg per day – divert half ton from landfill
proposal
Proposal
  • MPPP can use fertilizer for landscaping
  • Encourage hotels, wet markets, hospitals, schools, factories etc to divert waste from landfill
  • Offer incentives, rebates to institutions that do that.
demonstration july 30 31 new world park 11 am
Demonstration - July 30, 31 – New World Park – 11 am
  • Saturday and Sunday (11 am onwards)
  • Sunday 3 pm -presentation of a bio regen machine to YB Phee Boon Poh for Penang State Government from Rotary Club of Georgetown
  • Talks by environment experts from Australia after ceremony