Press Releases
Getting Langkawi’s islanders to segregate waste
The second phase of the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) initiatives on waste management has kicked off in Langkawi. The initiative is a collaboration between the Malaysian Recycling Alliance (Marea) and the Local Government Development Ministry. Marea chief executive officer Roberto Benetello said the launch of the second phase featured interactive activities aimed at fostering community...
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MAREA Appoints New CEO
KUALA LUMPUR, 9 MARCH, 2023 – The Malaysian Recycling Alliance (MAREA) recently announced the appointment of Mr Roberto Benetello as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective 6 March 2023, following the retirement of former General Manager, Pauline Goh.  Prior to joining MAREA, Roberto was the Executive Director of the Business Council for Sustainable Development...
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MAREA invited to the Malaysia Plastics Sustainability Roadmap 2021-2030 launch
On the 10th of December 2021, Malaysia Plastics Sustainability Roadmap 2021-2030 was launched by the Minister of Environment and Water. MAREA was invited to the event and received a copy of the roadmap onstage A copy of the roadmap can be viewed here – https://www.kasa.gov.my/ms/mpsr MAREA was then invited to join an interactive panel session...
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New Straits Times interviews GM of MAREA
Date: November 30, 2021 Media: New Straits Times Source: https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2021/11/749731/packaging-makes-major-portion-our-waste-says-recycling-group
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Increasing plastic waste due to packaging
Date: August 2, 2021 Media: Harian Metro Source EN (The Star): https://www.thestar.com.my/metro/metro-news/2021/08/04/bagging-leads-to-extra-plastic-waste Source BM (BeritaKini): https://beritakini.biz/membungkus-membawa-kepada-sampah-plastik-tambahan/ Read more about how our recent trends have contributed to an increase in plastic waste. Discover how different organizations try to help reduce this plastic waste and get to know more about MAREA’s role in this process.
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Harian Metro interviews GM of MAREA
Date: August 2, 2021 Media: Harian Metro Source: https://www.hmetro.com.my/rencana/2021/08/737638/marea-bantu-urus-kitar-semula
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Strategic Industry Alliance Created to Improve Collection and Recycling of Packaging Waste in Malaysia
10 FMCG Companies Pioneer Efforts Towards Circular Economy  PETALING JAYA, April 1, 2021 – Cognisant of the rising environmental impact from consumer packaging waste, key industry leaders in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector have teamed up to tackle the situation with sustainability-centred solutions. The Malaysian Recycling Alliance (MAREA) has been established to enable a...
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