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Alam Flora Environmental Solutions Sdn Bhd (“AFES”) recently launched its ECO DUTA Programme called ‘Let’s Recycle with Us!’ at Fasiliti Inovasi Kitar Semula (“FIKS”) in Putrajaya.
The ceremony, held on 15 September 2020, was officiated by YBhg. Dato’ Haji Mohd Zain Bin Hassan, Chief Executive Officer of Alam Flora Sdn Bhd and En. Nazar Bin Abdul Raof, Chief Operating Officer of AFES. As a show of support, the Director of SWCorp Federal Territory, Tuan Mohd Zahir bin Shari, and Assistant Engineer of Putrajaya Corporation, Puan Siti Huzaila Mohamad Kamal, were also present during the launch.
ECO DUTA is a programme developed by AFES as a platform in its continuous efforts towards waste diversion and developing new circular economy entrepreneurs based on sustainability and common prosperity (wealth sharing). It aims to promote 5R activities (Refuse, Reduce, Re-use, Recycle, and Recovery) while meeting the Government’s goal of reducing recycling waste sent to landfills, to 40 per cent by 2025.
For a start, AFES has appointed 11 sustainable partners as ambassadors, collecting recyclables in the Klang Valley area since July 2020. A total of 11 tonnes of recyclable waste comprising plastic bottles, papers, aluminium cans and even used cooking oil, were collected.
AFES is targeting to collect 400 to 500 tonnes of recyclables in 2021. This will include Putrajaya, which currently produces 80 tonnes of waste a day. The plan is to divert at least 40 tonnes of recyclable waste in line with the company’s commitment towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).