Roadmap for circular economy to be ready by December, says MBSP mayor


THE Seberang Perai City Council (MBSP) is preparing a roadmap for circular economy which is likely to be completed in December this year.


MBSP mayor Datuk Rozali Mohamud said the roadmap is aimed at strengthening efforts to make the mainland a low-carbon city by 2022, neutral-carbon city by 2030 and zero-carbon city by 2050.


“The roadmap will focus on four main components, namely food waste, construction and manufacturing waste, single-use plastics and electronic waste.


“We want to focus on circular economy because it is the best approach to eliminating waste and the continual use of resources compared to the conventional methods of take, make and dispose.

MBSP mayor Datuk Rozali Mohamud delivering his speech during the programme

“This means a product could be maintained and recycled to minimise waste.


“Thus, we can take care of the environment effectively and use our resources more efficiently.


“Besides that, major cities in the world also are in the process of applying the same concept and it is also in line with the Penang 2030 vision,” Rozali told reporters after officiating the upcycle market at Design Village Outlet Mall in Bandar Cassia yesterday (July 19).


Also present were Bukit Tambun assemblyman Goh Choon Aik and MBSP secretary Rosnani Mahmod.


Speaking about the upcycle market at Design Village Outlet Mall, Rozali said it is the fourth location in Seberang Perai and is open every third Sunday of the month from 11am until 10pm.


“The market is also available at Auto City in Juru, Taman Bagan Lalang in Butterworth and Taman Kota Permai in Bukit Mertajam.


“The upcycle market serves as a platform and opportunity for the local community to sell their upcycled products.


“Upcycle means to create new products in a creative way out of used or discarded materials that are normally thrown away.


“At the same time, we can educate the public about the importance of recycling through this initiative,” he added.


Rozali said the public is also encouraged to become part of the sellers as well.


“No charge will be imposed to participate in the programme and they can only sell upcycle products and nothing more,” he said.


For more information, call Roslenda (019-4130707) or Fatin (013-4100835).

Story by Riadz Akmal
Pix by Adleena Rahayu Ahmad Radzi