Separating organic waste from the waste stream is one way Penang State is reducing greenhouse gas emissions from landfill.

Penang State in Malaysia is working to reduce methane emissions its municipal solid waste by reducing the amount of organic waste reaching its landfills. Penang's composting project has created incentives for households to separate their organic waste, which is composted and used as fertilizer. This video outlines the municipal waste issues faced by Penang State, the reasons for action, and how households can separate their waste.

Solid Waste Management in Penang, Malaysia.

Solid Waste Management in Penang, Malaysia.
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In November, 2015, Penang City Council (MBPP) and neighbouring Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP) won first and second place, respectively, in the Composting Category at Malaysia’s World Town Planning Day National Awards ceremony. 

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