Waste is not Waste Provides Online Waste Exchange for Businesses and Organisations in Singapore and Malaysia
Waste generation in Asia has been increasing rapidly due to urbanisation and industrialisation, and poor waste management in several countries has caused negative impacts on the environment and the health of the people. According to The Global Development Research Center, the waste in Asia is disposed of by 51% open dumping, 31% landfilling, 9% recycling, 5% incineration and 2% open burning. It is clear that more work has to be done to reduce, reuse and recycle waste in Asia.
We believe that waste is not waste, but a potential resource for someone to use again. To tackle the waste problem, we wish to contribute by focusing on ending industrial and commercial waste from businesses and organisations in Asia, starting from Singapore and Malaysia.
There is much scope for businesses and organisations in Asia to reduce and recycle their waste. Waste is usually the last thing on their mind and is something to be thrown away without much thought. With increasing awareness on environmental issues, businesses and organisations are facing pressure from their customers and along the supply chain. They are starting to look at the waste they generate and trying to recycle as much as possible.
By reducing their waste, businesses and organisations also hope to cut costs and be more efficient. However there are some barriers such as lack of time and information to find out the types of waste that can be recycled, and to search for suitable collectors and recycling companies.
Our new initiative, Waste is not Waste, hopes to remove the barriers by providing an online waste exchange that is easy and convenient for businesses and organisations to use, and which helps them reduce, reuse and recycle waste. We connect businesses and organisations that generate waste materials with those who want the materials, thus helping both parties save time and money while helping the environment.
GREEN ECONOMY – A GREEN NEW DEAL
Climate change has become one of the biggest international challenges in the 21st century. This emergent global problem has led the world’s attention to Going Green. In view of this, the Malaysian Government has established the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA), the first Green Technology led Ministry in the region focusing on green technology and environmental principals in the national economic agenda.
As the Government is committed to foster the development of green economy, KeTTHA has taken initiatives to organize the inaugural International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia 2010 (IGEM2010) to be held from 14 – 17 October 2010 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur. Read more
Location: Prince Hotel, KL, Malaysia
In today’ challenging economic conditions and competing environment, the focus on corporate responsibility is crucial because it will ensure companies are making the right decisions in leading to positive investments for their long term viability. Good corporate citizenship in good businesses also argues the importance of corporate responsibility as a good will and will ensure success in the long term. Read more
CALLING ALL YOUNG ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISTS FROM INDONESIA, SINGAPORE & MALAYSIA
Greenpeace South East Asia are seeking its next generation of leaders…future caretakers and activists for the Earth!
Could this be ‘YOU’?
Are you ready for the opportunity of a life time? To make a positive change for our environment? To stand up and make a real difference in an effort to protect our planet?
Become part of the ‘GREENPEACE UNIVERSITY’ Program, and not only achieve all of the above, but learn the skills and gain the experience to become an environmental activist of the future.
Commencing 14th June 2010, this exciting, first of its kind program in South East Asia consists of a 6.5 week direct learning program, delivered through systematic and guided training as well as relevant and ‘real’ hands-on practical experience. The course program is free of charge.
Participants will be ‘submerged’ into the world of Greenpeace. Here they will gain high level exposure to all major facets of our operation as well as essential training in skills such as basic campaign training, project management and research techniques. Based on this themed training, participants will be given the opportunity to apply their knowledge in a fully supervised, practical manner through a series of stimulating, real and relevant challenges and campaign placements.
Students successfully completing the program will be awarded a certificate of achievement upon completion.
To be eligible for this exciting program, you must meet the following criteria:
- Ability to speak, read and write in English language;
- Between 18 – 25 years of age;
- Committed and passionate towards saving the environment;
- Energetic, enthusiastic and willing to work hard, to learn and to be constantly challenged;
- Self confident, proactive and results orientated;
- Team player, with a ‘can do’ attitude;
- Ability to work in a multicultural environment;
- Able to fully commit to 6.5 week, full-time program (approx. 38 hours per week) on a volunteer basis*
Eligible candidates who wish to apply should forward their resume (2 pages), an application cover letter explaining why they wish to become the new voice of our planet and join Greenpeace University, as well as a 500 word essay (in English), addressing one of the following topics:
- Should economic development come at the expense of our environment?
- What is civil society’s role in environmental protection?
- Many businesses now say they are ‘green’. Many communities now have ‘green’ initiatives. Is this enough to protect our environment for future generations?
Applicants should send their application to:
Indonesian Applications: firstname.lastname@example.org
Singapore Applications: email@example.com
Malaysian Applications: firstname.lastname@example.org
Become an environmental activist of the future and join Greenpeace University!
* Note: Financially disadvantaged applicants may apply to the program on a partial scholarship basis in which a modest stipend towards transport and accommodation may be awarded to the successful applicant/s. Interested applicants may request a Greenpeace University ‘Partial Scholarship’ Application Form by writing to email@example.com. All scholarship applications should be submitted together with the general program application for the selection panels consideration.
Applications close 16th April 2010
For more information, feel free to visit our Greenpeace University website at:
Event Title: MALAYSIA POWERGEN
Event Date: 15-16 March 2010
Venue: The Ritz Carlton, Kuala Lumpur
Realising the increase in energy consumption, Malaysia continuously reviews its energy policy. The crucial challenges of the Malaysia power sector are sustainability, security and reliability of energy supply from energy resources – mix of non-renewable and renewable energy for long term sustainable development. This Conference assesses the implications of these challenges and how it translates into strategic growth, business and investment opportunities.
Themed “Seizing Investment, Partnership and Project Development Opportunities & Overcoming Challenges in Malaysia Power”, Malaysia PowerGen Conference is meeting of minds of the industry leaders and regulators from Malaysia and around the region to discuss the current state of Malaysian Power sector, to determine the future of the industry and to explore growth opportunities for both foreign and local entities.
Contact Person: Ms. Weny Thong
Phone: +65 6536 8676
Organiser: Asia Business Forum