Tanjung Duabelas Sanitary Landfill in Kuala Langat. Workers at the landfill are provided with personal safety equipment and encouraged to reduce direct contact with landfill user, like lorry drivers, among others.

Marked drop in waste sent to landfills

LANDFILLS in Selangor saw a massive drop in waste collection since the movement control order (MCO) kicked in on March 18.

Six landfills in Selangor saw up to an 80% drop in the amount of waste received as most commercial areas, industrial zones and construction sites are closed for business.

Eateries have also stopped dine-in services, and all open-air street markets ceased operations during the MCO.

“Selangor is the largest producer of domestic waste in Malaysia, with almost 8,000 tonnes of waste produced daily but since the MCO was implemented, we have seen a significant drop especially at our inert landfills, ” Worldwide Holdings Bhd group chief executive officer Datin Paduka Norazlina Zakaria said.

Worldwide Holdings Bhd, through its environment arm, has landfill operations in Selangor and Johor.

It handles close to 90% of total domestic waste produced in Selangor, which is sent to six landfills by Kumpulan Darul Ehsan Bhd (KDEB) Waste Management Sdn Bhd and other private collectors.

Worldwide Holdings manages five landfills in Johor as well as three sanitary and three inert landfills in Selangor.

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Selangor’s sanitary landfills are located in Jeram in Kuala Selangor, Tanjung Duabelas in Kuala Langat and Panchang Badena in Sabak Bernam.

The inert landfills are in Sungai Kertas in Selayang, Kuang in Rawang and Dengkil in Sepang.

All landfills are in full operation as they fall under the essential services category.

A sanitary landfill is an engineered landfill where the leachate from waste is treated before being discharged into the river and electrical energy is generated from the gas.

This landfill caters to domestic waste, waste from restaurants and special waste from factories.

An inert landfill, on the other hand, deals with dry waste like construction, garden waste or even bulk waste such as wooden items.

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“All of our landfills recorded a drop since the restriction order was implemented on March 18 especially waste sent to inert landfills.

“Our Sungai Kertas landfill, for example, recorded an 80% drop in waste collected. This is the biggest drop recorded at all our six landfills here, ” she said.

Norazlina added that as the construction industry was inactive, there was a reduction in commercial and industrial waste sent to the landfills.

“There is a 40% drop in waste being sent to all of our landfills in Selangor, ” she said, adding that Johor landfills recorded a 30% drop.

“To ensure the safety of our staff at landfills, they are provided personal protective equipment and are encouraged to reduce direct contact with landfill users such as the lorry drivers.”

Workers there are also constantly reminded to adhere to the guidelines issued by Health Ministry.

Meals are provided to those on duty at the site.

Meanwhile, KDEB conducted a study to assess the impact of the MCO on waste collected a week before the order, from March 11 to 17, and after the implementation, from March 18 to 24.

Seven local councils were chosen for comparison, namely Subang Jaya, Kajang, Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam, Ampang, Kuala Langat and Sabak Bernam.

“From our findings, all seven local councils showed a slight decrease in tonnage collected by 7.7%.

“The general assumption is that waste collected during the MCO has reduced or there has been no waste generated at industrial, commercial and certain institutions because they are not operating, ” said KDEB Waste Management Sdn Bhd managing director Ramli Mohd Tahir.

He explained that when a rubbish truck did its rounds, the route included commercial areas and residential neighbourhoods.

KDEB, he said, found that the amount of rubbish collected from residential areas remained more or less the same during the MCO and before its implementation.

Source: https://www.thestar.com.my/metro/metro-news/2020/04/11/marked-drop-in-waste-sent-to-landfills

Worldwide Landfills Sdn Bhd ketika tinjauan Malaysia Gazette ke Tapak Pelupusan Sisa Pepejal Sanitari di Jeram, Kuala Selangor. foto FAREEZ FADZIL, 02 APRIL 2020

Lupus sisa pepejal lebih mencabar dalam tempoh PKP

KUALA SELANGOR – Ketika rakyat dikehendaki mematuhi arahan agar duduk di rumah dan mengurangkan pergerakan di luar sepanjang Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan (PKP), namun masih ada insan lain yang masih meneruskan tugas seperti biasa.

Umum lebih maklum bahawa barisan hadapan seperti polis, tentera, doktor dan jururawat lebih dikenali sepanjang tempoh PKP kerana mereka berisiko tinggi dijangkiti wabak Cobid-19 kerana berurusan dengan orang ramai sepanjang tempoh PKP ini.

Sebenarnya, sektor pelupusan sisa pepejal juga merupakan salah satu daripada perkhidmatan asas yang tidak terjejas semasa tempoh PKP dilaksanakan yang kini memasuki fasa kedua sejak 1 April lalu.

Pekerja menolak sisa pepejal dengan menggunakan jentolak ketika tinjauan Malaysia Gazette ke Tapak Pelupusan Sisa Pepejal Sanitari di Jeram, Kuala Selangor. foto FAREEZ FADZIL, 02 APRIL 2020
Pekerja menolak sisa pepejal dengan menggunakan jentolak ketika tinjauan Malaysia Gazette ke Tapak Pelupusan Sisa Pepejal Sanitari di Jeram, Kuala Selangor. foto FAREEZ FADZIL, 02 APRIL 2020

Salah satu operator utama sisa pepejal di Malaysia ialah sektor Alam Sekitar, Worldwide Holdings Berhad yang masih beroperasi seperti biasa di enam tapak di Selangor dan lima tapak di Johor bagi memastikan segala aktiviti pelupusan sisa domestik dapat diuruskan dengan sempurna.

Menurut Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Kumpulan Worldwide Holdings Berhad, Datin Paduka Norazlina Zakaria, bagi pelupusan sisa domestik di Selangor, pihaknya mengendalikan sebanyak enam tapak pelupusan sampah iaitu tiga tapak pelupusan sanitari dan tiga tapak pelupusan sisa lengai (industri).

“Dianggarkan sebanyak 8,000 tan sampah di mana hampir 90 peratus daripada jumlah buangan domestik yang dijana di Selangor adalah pengeluar sisa domestik terbesar di Malaysia,” katanya kepada MalaysiaGazette, hari ini.

Norazlina mendedahkan, sejak pelaksanaan PKP pada 18 Mac lalu, penerimaan sampah yang dihantar ke semua tapak pelupusan di Selangor telah menurun dengan ketara, terutamanya di tapak pelupusan sisa lengai.

“Sebagai contoh, Tapak Pelupusan Sisa Lengai Sungai Kertas telah mencatatkan penurunan sebanyak 80 peratus kejatuhan sampah yang terkumpul, penurunan terbesar yang dicatatkan di semua 6 tapak pelupusan sampah.

“Impak pengurangan sampah tersebut sebahagian besarnya bagi kategori sisa pembinaan, komersial dan perindustrian.

“Secara keseluruhannya, sebanyak 40 peratus penurunan sampah telah direkodkan yang dihantar ke semua tapak pelupusan di Selangor,” jelasnya.

Antara pekerja yang membuang sisa pepejal ketika tinjauan Malaysia Gazette ke Tapak Pelupusan Sisa Pepejal Sanitari di Jeram, Kuala Selangor. foto FAREEZ FADZIL, 02 APRIL 2020
Antara pekerja yang membuang sisa pepejal ketika tinjauan Malaysia Gazette ke Tapak Pelupusan Sisa Pepejal Sanitari di Jeram, Kuala Selangor. foto FAREEZ FADZIL, 02 APRIL 2020

Bagi tapak pelupusan di Johor pula, pihaknya mengendalikan lima (5) tapak pelupusan sampah yang mula beroperasi sejak Jun 2019, dengan penerimaan pelupusan sampah sebanyak 15 peratus daripada sampah domestik.

“Sejak pelaksanaan PKP fasa pertama, penurunan sebanyak 30 peratus penerimaan pelupusan sampah yang dihantar ke tapak pelupusan Johor direkodkan.

“Walaupun penerimaan sampah berkurangan, kami beroperasi sepenuhnya di kedua-dua negeri tersebut bagi memastikan perkhidmatan tidak tergendala.

“Ini termasuk tapak di Ladang CEP di Simpang Renggam di mana Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan Diperketatkan (PKPD) sedang dikuatkuasakan,” katanya.

Sebagai langkah berjaga-jaga daripada jangkitan Covid-19, Norazlina akan mewajibkan kakitangannya mengenakan Peralatan Perlindungan Peribadi (PPE) untuk memastikan keselamatan mereka ketika bertugas di tapak pelupusan sisa pepejal.

“Langkah ini bagi mengawal hubungan langsung dengan pengguna tapak pelupusan yang terdiri dari pemandu-pemandu lori yang terdedah kepada risiko jangkitan virus Covid-19 ini.

“Kami juga menyediakan makanan untuk semua kakitangan yang bertugas di tapak bagi mengawal pergerakan dan seterusnya mengurangkan risiko jangkitan wabak Covid-19,” katanya.

Topeng penutup mulut dan hidung turut kelihatan bersama sisa pepejal yang lain ketika tinjauan Malaysia Gazette ke Tapak Pelupusan Sisa Pepejal Sanitari di Jeram, Kuala Selangor. foto FAREEZ FADZIL, 02 APRIL 2020
Topeng penutup mulut dan hidung turut kelihatan bersama sisa pepejal yang lain ketika tinjauan Malaysia Gazette ke Tapak Pelupusan Sisa Pepejal Sanitari di Jeram, Kuala Selangor. foto FAREEZ FADZIL, 02 APRIL 2020

Norazlina turut mengakui bertugas semasa tempoh PKP ini lebih mencabar daripada biasa kerana pihaknya menerima sampah domestik melibatkan sisa PPE.

“Sisa PPE orang awam ini seperti topeng muka dan sarung tangan adalah sangat berisiko serta dikhuatiri mengandungi wabak Covid-19.

“Justeru, kami menyarankan agar masyarakat umum lebih peka terhadap risiko penyebaran wabak Covid-19 kepada kakitangan pengendali kutipan dan pelupusan sampah.

“Sewajarnya orang ramai menggunakan bahan pencuci anti kuman untuk membersihkan sisa PPE sebelum dibuang ke dalam tong sampah sebelum dilupuskan di tapak pelupusan,” katanya lagi. – MalaysiaGazette

Sumber: https://malaysiagazette.com/2020/04/03/lupus-sisa-pepejal-lebih-mencabar-dalam-tempoh-pkp-norazlina/

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Worldwide Holdings peruntuk RM400,000 bantu gempur Covid-19

SHAH ALAM – Worldwide Holdings Berhad menerusi inisiatif Worldwide Prihatin memperuntukkan sebanyak RM400,000 bagi menyokong usaha kerajaan dalam menangani penularan wabak koronavirus (Covid-19).

Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Kumpulannya, Datin Norazlina Zakaria berkata, sebanyak RM300,000 diperuntukkan bagi pembelian peralatan perlindungan peribadi (PPE) dan bekalan produk perubatan yang akan disumbangkan kepada pasukan barisan hadapan bagi kegunaan sewaktu bertugas.

Menurutnya, baki RM100,000 pula akan disalurkan ke Tabung Khas Covid-19 Selangor.

“Worldwide Holdings Berhad turut mengambil peduli keadaan genting penularan wabak Covid-19 yang kini telah memasuki gelombang kedua.

“Inisiatif ini merupakan program tanggungjawab sosial korporat Worldwide Prihatin bagi menyokong usaha kerajaan dalam menangani penularan wabak ini,” katanya dalam satu kenyataan hari ini.

Beliau berkata, Majlis Penyerahan Sumbangan Tabung Covid-19 Selangor yang berlangsung di Kediaman Rasmi Menteri Besar Selangor semalam disempurnakan Ketua Pegawai Operasi Alam Sekitar Worldwide Holdings Berhad, Rosli Ismail.

Norazlina berkata, inisiatif berkenaan akan diteruskan bagi menzahirkan keprihatinan Worldwide Holdings membantu pasukan barisan hadapan yang sedang bertungkus-lumus mengekang penularan wabak Covid-19.

Beliau dalam pada itu berharap supaya usaha tersebut turut memberi impak dalam menggempur penularan Covid-19 di negara ini.

Sumber:  https://www.sinarharian.com.my/article/76883/KHAS/Koronavirus/Worldwide-Holdings-peruntuk-RM400000-bantu-gempur-Covid-19

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Worldwide Holdings Berhad Honoured with CSR Malaysia Awards

Worldwide Holdings Berhad was among selected corporations representing a wide spectrum of industries in Malaysia recognised for their corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts at the recent CSR Malaysia Awards 2019.

The annual CSR Malaysia Awards is organised by CSR Malaysia with the support of the Women, Family & Community Development Ministry, where outstanding companies are honoured for their CSR efforts. The awards were presented by YB Puan Hannah Yeoh, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development.

Worldwide Holdings has been actively participating in CSR activities over the years. Its CSR strategy are driven by four main pillars – Green, Social, Education and Healthy Lifestyle. In 2019 alone, it has contributed over RM1.7 million for its CSR efforts.

The CSR Malaysia 2019, in its fourth edition, honours outstanding corporations that have excelled in the socio-economic transformation of Malaysia. CSR Malaysia Awards 2019 was organized by CSR Malaysia Publications. A total of 50 Malaysian companies, which included Sunway, RHB Bank, YTL and Tenaga Nasional were honoured at the event.

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Worldwide Holdings Berhad and UITM to heighten research on waste management technology

Shah Alam, 13 June 2019 – As part of its commitment to promote scientific thoughts and research collaboration on waste management technology and issues relating to solid waste management (SWM), Worldwide Holdings Berhad today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) to cement the collaboration between the two organisations.

This MoU comes after the first successful collaboration between Worldwide Holdings Berhad (WHB), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) and Institute of Technology Cambodia (ITC) in 2015 to strengthen, promote and develop international research co-operation between the three parties on SWM matters, which ended in July 2017. Since then, Worldwide Holdings and UiTM continued to actively explore new research areas to promote academic discussion and exchange between academia and industry on waste management technology.

The MoU between Worldwide Holdings and UiTM will focus on enhanced research on four main areas, namely Biotechnology in Leachate Treatment; Solid Waste Treatment; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) based project; and Value Chain Management in Municipal Solid Waste.

Its Group Chief Executive Officer, Datin Paduka Norazlina Zakaria said, “As the pioneer in engineered sanitary landfill in Malaysia, Worldwide Holdings Berhad continues to look for avenues to lead environmental solutions through new and advanced technologies, taking solid waste management to another level. We also take pride in undertaking innovative projects to give back to the community such as rehabilitation and upgrading of dumpsites.”

“Collaboration with top academic institution such as UiTM will pave the way for us to continue doing so for the benefit of our future generation, as our way of giving back to the community and the nation,” she added.

The MoU was signed by Datin Paduka Norazlina Zakaria and UiTM Vice Chancellor, Professor Dr Mohd Azraai Kassim, witnessed by Zamri Abdul Rahman, Chief Operating Officer of Worldwide Environment and Professor Dr Zakiah Ahmad, Dean of Faculty of Engineering, UiTM, during GREENATION@UiTM launch at UiTM Shah Alam. The event was graced by YB Isnaraissah Munirah Majilis, Deputy Minister of Energy, Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment.

 

About the research projects:

Biotechnology in Leachate Treatment

Biotechnology in leachate treatment is nowadays getting more popular due to its environmentally friendliness, cost effective, simplicity and reliability. Biodegradation is carried out by microorganisms, which can degrade organic compounds in leachate to carbon dioxide and sludge (under aerobic conditions) and to biogas (under anaerobic conditions). Potential microbes to be further studied include algae, fungi and bacteria.

Solid Waste Treatment

Solid waste treatment is normally associated to waste that end up in landfills. While such activity comprises one part of the process, variety of other elements is involved especially treatment techniques that can reduce volume and toxicity of solid waste. Combustion is a common waste treatment, as a means of recovering energy for electricity or heating. Gasification is a process that decompose organic waste materials using low amount of oxygen at very high temperature. Pyrolysis is similar process but uses absolutely no oxygen. Composting is another form of waste treatment which is the controlled aerobic decomposition of organic waste materials. Composting techniques include static pile composting, vermin-composting, windrow composting and in-vessel composting. Without the presence of oxygen, the process is known as anaerobic digestion. There is opportunity to explore for the development of advanced solid waste treatment such as ‘bioreactor landfill’ which uses superior microbiological processes to speed up waste decomposition.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) based project

In line with the announcement by the Education Ministry Malaysia, there will be three policy shifts in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education under the STEM For All (STEM4ALL) initiative. While the demand is growing for STEM related roles, the supply side is worrying as the number of students taking up STEM subjects had dropped. The three shifts are to increase the students’ interest in STEM, to expand access to learning STEM subjects, and to evolve STEM to STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Arts and Mathematics). Worldwide Holdings will work hand in hand with UiTM to support this latest initiative, such as setting up STEMParks for exposure to the STEM innovations of today and tomorrow.

Value Chain Management in Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)

Economic, environmental and social impacts of landfills have motivated interest in the sustainable utilization of the MSW in order to bring values. Strategic value chain is essential as it involves the overall waste generation, collection, separation, transportation, treatment, distribution, and disposal. Coordination of tactical and operational decisions including the logistics and distribution. Research and development (R&D) can be structured to build an integrated network model to maximize utilization of recyclable waste like paper, plastic, glass, and metal processed by recycling plants, and non-recyclable waste treated in waste to energy plants.

 

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Selangor govt-linked firm eyes 30% stake in Tadmax’s Pulau Indah power plant project

Selangor state-linked fim Worldwide Holdings Bhd is looking to secure a 30% stake in a directly negotiated power plant project to be developed in Pulau Indah, Selangor, by Tadmax Bhd.

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The announcement comes after Energy, Green Technology, Science and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin said recently that the government will scrap four new independent power producer contracts which were awarded directly. She declined to name the companies involved in the projects but stated that one of them was a public listed company.

Tadmax told Bursa Malaysia today that the group entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on July 27 with Worldwide Holdings, which is involved in property, environmental management services, investment holding as well as medical device manufacturing.

Tadmax said subject to the Energy Commission’s prior written approval being obtained and upon the definitive agreement having executed, Worldwide Holdings intends to secure a 30% stake in the project company known as Tadmax Indah Power Sdn Bhd (TIP).

Worldwide Holdings will offer its services as a strategic partner of the project by participating in financing discussion with the financiers and/or financial institutions as well as providing support and coordination for the project.

Tadmax said during this phase of project development, each party will bear its own costs associated with the project, including in the event that the parties do not proceed with the definitive agreement.

“The collaboration on TIP’s equity in the MoU between Tadmax and Worldwide Holdings is subject to and to be in accordance with the state of Selangor’s directives. This MoU may lead to a shareholders’ agreement between the parties.”

Last November, Tadmax inked a joint development agreement (JDA) with Korea Electric Power Corp (Kepco) for the power plant project following Tenaga Nasional Bhd’s pull-out from the deal. Kepco has expressed its intention to acquire 25% equity interest in TIP upon the successful implementation of the JDA.

Tadmax and Kepco’s role is to negotiate the engineering, procurement and construction contract, operations and maintenance contract, gas supply agreement, power purchase agreement together with Worldwide Holdings.

On Bursa Malaysia today, Tadmax fell 1 sen or 4.5% to 21 sen on 89,000 shares done.

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Tadmax, Worldwide team up for power plant project

Tadmax Resources Bhd has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Selangor state-linked company Worldwide Holdings Bhd for the development of a 1,000-1,200 MW combined cycle gas turbine power plant in Pulau Indah.

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Tadmax, in a filing with Bursa Malaysia yesterday, said subject to the Energy Commission’s approval, Worldwide intended to secure 30% equity interest in the project company, Tadmax Indah Power Sdn Bhd (TIP).

“The collaboration on TIP’s equity in the MoU between Tadmax and Worldwide is subject to and to be in accordance with the Selangor government’s directives,” it said. — Bernama

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