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The WEP absolutely requires the political will and forward thinking of Governments to lead this noble effort in addressing climate change and the creation of new Circular Economy towards a Sustainable Future without the need for Landfills 

Waste is one of the key challenges in addressing Climate Change in cities. There are multiple types of waste but the most common types are Municipal Solid Waste, Industrial, Medical and Electronic wastes. The highest daily volume is the Municipal Solid Waste.


With the advancement of technologies to convert waste into value add products, most developed countries have embarked into the policy to minimise landfills with eventual closure. However, the Municipal Waste Management in most developing and underd-eveloped countries are still adopting the obsolete concession based waste collection and landfills where there are minimal utilisation of technologies for conversion into meaningful raw material and products. Such obsolete approach in managing landfills has posed extensive annual capital and operational expenditure to Governments in an already stretched budgetary resources.


In progressing this waste conversion into product in a more systemised manner, more forward looking States and Cities have embarked into the Waste Eco-Tech Park approach (WEP). This WEP receives waste from upstream sources and separate the co-mingled waste into segregated waste for downstream tenants in WEP to convert into specific value add materials and products.


Apart from capital investments (CAPEX) and operational (OPEX) savings to Governments, this WEP provides more opportunities for SMEs compared to the Incinerator approach in which the latter incurs huge investments. In minimising CAPEX to Governments, strategic partnership with private sector is important whereby  the governments' role is purely to provide rights to the waste and in some instances, land for the park, without incurring any financial obligations.


The WEP can be regarded as Private and Public Partnership (PPP) Program as it involves technology and product development by anchor companies and downstream manufacturing activities by Small and Medium Industries (SMEs) as tenants to the WEP, and the Government as the enabler. In this partnership effort, CITYNEXUS provides value add in synergising these partners in content centric program with the Government. This program, absolutely requires the political will and forward thinking of Governments to lead this noble effort in addressing climate change and the creation of new Circular Economy for our future generations towards zero landfills.


Waste Management Policy

The concession based collection and disposal of Municipal Solid Wastes in landfills is a common approach undertaken by Federal Governments in most developing countries. Such model has contrained state and local governments in progressing towards more forward looking model such as the WEP. This limits the opportunity for waste value creation. In progressing forward, there need to be policy interventions to save Governments on capital and operational expenditures in Waste Management. Based on feasible business models,  private sectors are now  more prepared to take this burden on capital expenditure through Private-Public Partnerships with Governments.

Government Incentives

In promoting the new approach on WEP, governments also need to introduce incentives to companies in the waste sector. One of the country that has embarked into WEP is Malaysia through a three-tier incentives for WEP Developer, Operator and Tenants. These incentives resides at the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA). For further info, kindly Click here.

Municipal Solid Waste Ecosystem

Solid Waste Ecosystem consists of Organic and Inorganic waste streams. Organic wastes can be converted into energy though Anaerobic Digester  with its sludge into engineered soil and composts. Inorganic wastes in turn, consists of metals and plastics. These plastics are either Recyclable or End of Life. This end of life plastics in the form of plastic bags and films are the key waste material that are difficult to manage in landfills and pose high adverse impact to the environment and often ends up in the ocean. For overview on the ecosystem, Click here.

Waste Solutions + Entrepreneurship

The waste industry has also enjoyed the output of technology developments  through game changing waste solutions. Some examples of these game changing solutions are End of Life Plastics into Euro 5 Diesel, Biogas to Energy, Food Waste into Composts, Odourless Toilet, Eco-Loo and many more. These proven innovations provided new opportunities for Entrepreneurship Program under Private-Public Partnership (PPP) with ready market offtake. For further info, kindly Contact Us



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