Our team on Mantanani Island has started the first phase of waste segregation at household levels for the larger village, Padang Village. This first phase involves 30 homes out of 154 homes in the village. Based on our experience of successful implementation of waste segregation in the small village, Siring Bukit Village, we conducted one-on-one consultations and briefings on how to separate their waste into plastic, aluminium/metal/glass, and food waste. We also provided some basic materials to separate their waste. We are hoping to provide permanent, sturdy bins to every household in the near future when we have sufficient funding.
Day 1 collection from 30 households:
Plastic: 4 kg
Aluminium/metal/glass: 4.8 kg
Food waste: 32.1 kg
As of March 8th 2020, we have managed to distribute an additional 32 new bins in Kampung Padang, the larger village on Mantanani Island. We are going to produce more by the end this month and hopefully we will be able to cover every house, including Kampung Siring Bukit (the smaller village).
We have also installed 3 huge recycling bins for the community and public use, with two located at Kampung Siring Bukit, and another one at Kampung Padang beach.
We also bought a new wheelbarrow, replacing a broken one. The wheelbarrow is often and heavily used for door-to-door waste collection from each household.
The waste management system in Siring Bukit Village led by Faizal is still running regularly. Since December 2019 up until now, more than 1000kg of waste has been collected and prevented from destroying our marine environment.
With your recent donations, we have produced 12 new bins and distributed them around Padang Village as part of our continuous recycling effort. The new design are sturdier and can last up to 8-10 years. We will continue to monitor this and we will produce more so we can ensure every household on Mantanani Island can participate in our recycling system.
On 15th February, a total of 826kg of plastic bottles were compressed and send out to recycling centre in Kota Kinabalu. These plastic bottles were collected from the period of September 2019 to February 2020.
Thank you to GlobalGiving donors for the support! We have installed 12 new recycling bins at Kampung Padang (Padang Village) on Mantanani Island, Sabah, Borneo Malaysia.
The new bins were specially designed in order to cope with the weather in Mantanani and damage caused by cows. The bins were allocated to replace old and broken bins around Kampung Padang and will be monitored for a month.
If the new bin designs prove to be more reliable and we raise enough funding, we will proceed with mass production to distribute bins to each household and prevent more plastic bottles from ending up in the sea!
In Kg. Padang, Cintai Mantanani-Reef Check Malaysia established Mantanani Plastic Recycling Centre (MPRC) as one of the waste management efforts to reduce number of plastic bottles that disposed directly to the sea by the villagers. MPRC had been established since March 2019 and had been operating regularly to manage and transfer plastic bottles to the recycling companies and has serves as an education center to deliver information as well as demonstrate recycling process to the community and visitors.
In 2018 a total of 70 DIY wire mesh bins was distributed in Kg Padang for the plastic bottles. Then weekly plastic bottles (PET) collection were conducted. The bins were meant only for PET bottles. The purpose of this strict instruction is to train the villagers on the importance of segregating different items in their daily waste. The PET bottles then transferred to MPRC for segregating and compressing before transferred to recycling companies in mainland. Surprisingly, collectors found that most of the bins were full before collection was due. Further, other households who were not provided with bins asked for their own. This shows that households are very supportive and want to take part in the plastic recycling efforts. The existing bins also need to be maintained as most of them are not in good condition due to the extreme weather, wind, destroyed by cows and kids playing around.
Since early 2019; through this program we have collected more than 1355kg of plastic bottles from ending up in our ocean. We believe that putting more bins and continuing this effort will enable systemic and effective waste management in the island which eventually provide healthy environment.
A survey had been conducted to count the existing bins in Kg. Padang and measure the condition of the bins whether it is still can be used or need proper maintenance. Apart from that, each household also were asked whether they would like to have a bin installed outside their house. Based on the survey, 44 out of 70 bins that were distributed previously are still existed and used properly until now. However, 15 bins are not in good condition and need some maintenance or replacement. Meanwhile, there were a total of 84 households demand to have their own bins. Altogether, there were 99 bins that needed to be installed and distribute to every household.
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