This case study was developed as part of the SEA circular project – ‘Reducing marine litter by addressing the management of the plastic value chain in Southeast Asia’ implemented by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA) with funding support from the Government of Sweden. This case study on Waste Segregation at Source: Solving Plastic Pollution aims to reduce the usage of single-use plastic, promote waste segregation at source, increase plastic recovery, and encourage the circular economy concept.
The project was coordinated by the Malaysian Ministry of Environment and Water (national focal point) and Malaysian Green Technology & Climate Change Centre (implementing body), under the guidance of Dr. K. Nagulendran and his team – Jamalulail Abu Bakar, Eddy Mazuaansyah Mohd Ali Murad, Therese Tiu Kok Moi, Muhammad Ammar bin Mohd Ghause, Malisa Mat Noor and Ts. Roslina Muhammad. Supervision and coordination for development of the case study was done by Ms Jacqueline Chang, National Consultant.
The case study was implemented and conducted by a team from Penang Green Council – Josephine Tan, Siti Najihah Binti Che Saad and Tan Thung. The study was supported by Seberang Perai City Council officer, Chew Eng Seng and members of the Environment Resource Centre, which were led by Lim Chee Keong, Annas Bin Mohd Kassim, and Abdul Rahman Bin Saat.