It was reported in June last year that Malaysia spent about RM1 billion a
year to manage solid
waste generated in the country, and that by the year 2020, Malaysians
will generate some 30,000 tonnes of solid waste daily, which is an
Dr. K. Kalithasan, coordinator of the River Care Programme at the Global
Environment Centre (GEC), explains the
whole concept of solid waste to us and the many problems that arise from
improper management of it, both to the environment and the economy.