Thursday, 18 November 2010
On the 18th November UKTI hosted 4 British companies for an event co-organised with the
Waste Management Association MalaysiaThe seminar formed the first day of the delegation’s programme and KUB-Berjaya Enviro Sdn Bhd kindly provided a site visit to Bukit Tagar Landfill on day two.
The seminar provided a useful afternoon of presentations and discussion focusing on
innovative products and services that have been developed both in the UK and from the visiting companies’ international experience.
From L-R : Jamil Zainal Abidin (WMAM Hon. Sec); Dato’ Dr. Nadzri Yahya (Director General National Solid Waste Dept, Malaysia) ; H. E. Simon Featherstone (British High Commissioner to Malaysia) ; Hj Zain Hassan (WMAM Chairman)
JCB – Gave an exciting look into their Waste Master range that provided machines that have been specifically designed to serve the demands of the waste industry. Focusing on vehicle manoeuvrability, far reaching arms and low density bulky loads.
Kirk Environmental – Provided us with an insight into managing the process of biogas production and it’s supply chain. Kirk dispelled some myths on Anaerobic Digestion and illustrated practical solutions from their extensive experience of project completions.
Stericycle – Waste as a resource was the resounding message that this company provided. The focus was on the economic value of processing a wide array of materials from items that we are all familiar with – cardboards & plastics, to some less familiar materials like Dental Amalgam!
Organics – Terry Scott walked us through existing Waste to energy/CDM projects that Organics have successfully implemented in Asia. A refreshingly practical view on implementing CDM with plenty of examples.
The speakers provided a strong message on the wide array of products and services that are available from the UK in assisting Malaysian companies as they continue to grow their own low carbon business opportunities. The WMAM provided a positive note that the industry in Malaysia is open for business and that they want to continue with these engagements inviting UK companies to partner with them to help develop and support an efficient and 1st class industry.
‘The move to a more efficient waste & resource management industry is central to these ideas and the generation of this wealth for economies around the globe.’