Some 188 tonnes of electrical and electronic waste (e-waste) was collected in several locations of Ipoh last year by Edsha Solutions Sdn Bhd, a toxic waste management service providing company.

Edsha Solutions Sdn Bhd Managing Director, Erdward Ponniah said from the figure, some 115 tonnes were collected with the collaboration of the Majlis Bandaraya Ipoh (MBI).

"Through this e-waste programme, we were also able to engage with communities and schools to create a culture of responsible consumption and waste reduction.

"So far, our initiative has resulted in a carbon footprint reduction of 164 tonnes for last year and the figure stands at 63 tonnes from January until June this year from communities and school," he said in his speech during a site visit in conjunction with the 6th Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand (IMT) - Growth Triangle Cities Mayor Technical, here today.

Looking forward, Edward said the company was currently focused on implementing the electro-oxidation process to achieve zero-waste water discharge.

"Our aim is to rely entirely on rainwater harvesting for our water needs, drastically reducing our water footprint. Additionally, we are actively investing in green energy sources, including hydrogen fuel and solar power, to power our operations sustainably," he added.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency