Presentation on theme: "Waste Management as a CSR Project By Ms Jerina Foong Chairman Bukit Bintang Environmental Committee."— Presentation transcript:
Waste Management as a CSR Project By Ms Jerina Foong Chairman Bukit Bintang Environmental Committee
Objective PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT To manage activities and resources effectively whilst reducing carbon footprint EDUCATION & AWARENESS Initiate activities with participation of society and create positive impact on environment. To educate community and future generations on the importance of environmental conservation. Waste Management as a CSR Project
Introduction What is Waste Management? - The Collection, transport, processing, recycling, monitoring and disposal of waste materials responsibly. What is Waste? - The term usually relates to materials produced by human activity - Waste are produced in various forms which include solids, liquids, gaseous or radioactive substances.
In 2008, Malaysian’s produced an estimated 20,000 tones of solid waste daily. This figure is expected to reach 30,000 tones per day by 2020. 9th Malaysia Plan estimated about 45% of the waste is made up of food waste, 24% of plastic, 7% is paper, 6% of iron and glass and others made of the rest How much rubbish do we produce?
Disposal Methods (1) Landfills - Disposing of waste in a landfill involves burying waste, and this remains a common practice in most countries. It creates a number of adverse environmental impacts such as wind-blown litter, attraction of vermin, and generation of liquid leachate.
Disposal Methods (2) Incineration - A disposal method that involves combustion of waste material. It is used to dispose of solid, liquid and gaseous waste. Incineration is common in countries where land is more scarce. * It pollutes the air and may release toxic substances.
Our Planet is Sick Earth is suffering from multiple symptoms ! -Poisoning of the atmosphere, land and seas -Destruction and decline of natural eco-systems will not cope with pollutants produced -Unpredictable weather conditions -Extinction of species…
Deforestation has reduced earth's capacity to absorb carbon dioxide and global warming has taken its toll. Global Warming 1990 2008 Melting of polar ice caps
WORKPLACE LOCAL COMMUNITYLOCAL AUTHORITIES ENVIRONMENT POSTIVE IMPACT Where do we begin?
WORKPLACE Where do we begin? Environmental Talk by local speakersGreen CommitteeGreen ProgramsCompost Machine
LOCAL COMMUNITY Where do we begin? Gotong Royong
LOCAL AUTHORITIES Where do we begin? Signing a Pledge
Introducing… Swiss-Garden Hotel Kuala Lumpur Waste Management Initiatives
Recycling soap bars from the guest rooms Re-use plastic bottles whenever possible Printing is highly discouraged unless absolutely necessary.
Replacing bottled water with water dispensers for meetings and events thus reducing 43,200 plastic bottles per year. SGHKL associates are given a Hijau Way Canvas to discourage use of plastic bags. Changing of plastic laundry bag to non-woven bag.
Separating of glass, paper, aluminum cans and plastic for collection by relevant parties. Funds received from this exercise are channeled to the sports and welfare funds.
Proper waste management in commercial businesses Conscientious management of commercial oil and grease (eg installing grease traps and bacteria treatment) Segregation of waste (wet waste, solid waste, recyclables)
Environmental conservation Improve safety and environmental health of local residents/community Maintain sustainable development Reduce cost Increase staff motivation and community relationship Education Benefits of Waste Management as a CSR Initiative
Environmental conservation Reduce landfills Create organic by products that are utilized as fertilizers or feed Benefits of Waste Management as a CSR Initiative
Improve safety and environmental health of local residents/community Less pollution and chemicals in ground water due to leachate from landfills and direct disposal of grease/oil into drainage Reduce occurrence of flooding Improve image and value of property Reduce infestation of pests and mosquitoes which carry life threatening diseases Benefits of Waste Management as a CSR Initiative
Sustainable development Conservation of local environment creates opportunity for future developments without creating negative impact on environment Recycling and buying back recycled products will create a green industry Benefits of Waste Management as a CSR Initiative
Reduce cost More capital available for community/environmental projects Support environmental initiatives (e.g. tree planting projects, mangrove conservation) Employees benefit from green programs (e.g participate in wildlife/forest conservation and visit charitable projects) Benefits of Waste Management as a CSR Initiative
Increase staff motivation and improve community relationship Help the staff build morale and teamwork with Green programs Foster positive proactive involvement and communication through activities with local communities Benefits of Waste Management as a CSR Initiative
Education Improve community knowledge of the importance of environmental conservation Educational site visits by Schools to recycling/composting facilities help foster better understanding and nurtures Green Culture to future generations Benefits of Waste Management as a CSR Initiative