Kuala Lumpur. Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre has achieved a significant 40 tonnes or 25% in waste reduction, from 163 tonnes in 2011 to 124 tonnes in 2012, thanks to its commitment to responsible waste management. Since opening in 2005, the Centre has had in place strict procedures aimed at reducing the amount of waste produced including a monitoring system that provides a comprehensive breakdown of how much waste each department generates to facilitate more accurate management and to identify areas where waste efficiency can be enhanced.
According to Mr Chen Soo Yoong, the Centre’s Director of Facilities, “the Centre’s waste management policy calls for waste minimization through reuse and recycling, and the outsource composting of food waste.”
In the lead up to tag along World Environment Day 2013 that is taking place on 5 June this year, the Centre’s 34 team members toured the facilities of its waste contractor and Malaysia’s first integrated waste management centre, Kualiti Alam Sdn Bhd, to learn more about the processing of food, general and recycled waste. “When we want to champion a movement like this, we have to first start with educating our team to practise proper waste disposal through education, exposure and encouragement.”