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  Community-based Waste Management in Pulau Pangkor

Global Environment Centre (GEC) entered a  3 year partnership with Vale in Malaysia and University of Queensland Australia, to raise awareness on the importance of managing waste sustainably on Pangkor Island in Perak.

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

Project Progress

  • 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.

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