MOU Signing Ceremony between MAREA and T on EPR Study in Langkawi

KPKT Establishes Strategic Partnership with MAREA

We are honoured to announce our collaboration between Malaysian Recycling Alliance (MAREA) and the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) to conduct an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) pilot study in Langkawi Island, officiated through an MoU signing ceremony this morning.

The study will pilot EPR implementation methods in Langkawi Island with the aim of designing a sustainable national EPR framework for Malaysia. The study will be structured in three phases to be implemented over the next 15 months.

  • Phase 1: To gather data on the local waste management landscape and current recycling practices in Langkawi Island. 
  • Phase 2: To leverage the data collected to design and trial methods to improve the waste management and recycling ecosystem of the island.
  • Phase 3: To scale up, increasing the coverage of the identified solutions throughout the island. 

“This marks a major milestone for MAREA as we embark on a pilot that will improve solid waste management in Langkawi, laying the foundations for a viable and sustainable EPR framework for Malaysia. MAREA was created with the objective of finding solutions to the problem of post-consumer packaging waste in Malaysia. The member organizations deeply believe that the industry must engage in the end-to-end management of packaging waste, in collaboration with all stakeholders across the recycling value chain to promote circularity and educate the public in responsible waste management.”

Juan Aranols
Chairman of MAREA, & CEO of Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad

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Montage Video of MOU between KPKT and MAREA – EPR Pilot Study in Langkawi