Community-based Waste Management in Pulau Pangkor
Sungai Penchala River Education Programme is the expansion of Sungai Way W.A.T.E.R Project (Working Actively through Education and Rehabilitation) which began in 2007. Sungai Penchala is about 14km long with about 4km of it located within the jurisdiction of DBKL. It runs through urban area, industrial and residential area within Petaling Jaya before flowing into the infamous Klang River.
Duration: 2015 - 2018
Funder: Vale in Malaysia
Partners: District and Land Office of Manjung, Department of Irrigation and Drainage Perak & Manjung, Manjung District Council SWCorp, and Perak Tourism
Target groups: Fishermen, local communities, schools, business operators
- To empower local community to enhance waste and water management especially to reduce pollution of coastal water.
- To promote the "Waste into Wealth Concept" to support community livelihood and reduce waste disposal.
- To develop smart partnership with government agencies, local government, corporate. NGOs, public, local community and schools to protect the coastal environment in Pulau Pangkor
- Development and distribution of waste management materials for students, local community and bussiness operators.
- Development of Island Ranger programme for school children - an environmental education programme focusing on waste reduction and river and coastline monitoring programme.
- Organisation of trainings with local communities and school students focusing on zero waste concept using GEC 4R2C formula that emphasizes waste reduction and mitigation plan. The training was held for five different schools in Pangkor Island.