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PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (“PCG”) and Alam Flora Environmental Solutions Sdn Bhd (“AFES”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Alam Flora Sdn Bhd (ÄFSB”) are collaborating for the supply of plastic waste, food waste and evaluating potential partnership to build waste segregation facilities in Malaysia.
The collaboration was formalised with both parties signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) detailing the framework of their mutual cooperation. Under the MoU, AFES will supply plastic waste that consists of polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) for PCG to produce circular products which will be used in food packaging, healthcare and industrial applications. AFES will also supply organic and food waste for the purpose of research and development towards the potential manufacturing of high value fertiliser for sustainable agriculture.
Ir. Mohd Yusri Mohamed Yusof, PCG’s Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (“MD/CEO”) signed on behalf of PCG while AFES was represented by Dato’ Mohd Zain bin Hassan, CEO of Alam Flora and Director of AFES. Also present to witness the MoU signing were En Anwar Syahrin Abdul Ajib, MD/CEO of Malakoff Corporation Berhad and Encik Nazar bin Abdul Raof, Chief Operating Officer of AFES.
Commenting on the partnership, Ir. Mohd Yusri said, “We are delighted with our partnership with AFES. The shift towards a circular economy requires action from a broad range of stakeholders, from those involved in production and manufacturing through to end users of products as well as those in the waste management industry. The positive participation from these organisations to collaborate in unlocking the value within the solid waste ecosystem in Malaysia, is testament to the economic and social shift within the industry in understanding the latent value hidden in waste material. With this MOU, we continue to accelerate our initiatives towards circular economy in ensuring sustainable consumption and production of plastics.”
Dato’ Mohd Zain said, “Creating a sustainable environment is the cornerstone of our business and our goals are well-aligned with those of PCG’s and, of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). By combining our expertise in holistic environmental solutions and resources together with PCG, we are optimistic that this collaboration will contribute significantly towards the sustainable future of the nation while becoming a significant milestone for the healthy growth of circular economy here in Malaysia.”
“Over the years, AFES’ businesses have steadily grown and continue to be responsive towards creating a sustainable world for all to live in and the future generations to inherit. Our focus has always been on the 3P principles which are People, Planet and Profit as we believe that if you take care of the people (our personnel and clients) and the planet, profit will be there for you.”
“Collaboration between different industries is key as we journey towards a sustainable future with plastics,” said Ir. Mohd Yusri in closing.