Substituting plastic bags at Larkin Sentral Wet Market
SWM Environment of Johor with the help of several other agencies including Epson Precision (Johor) and KRT Taman Mawar Phase 5 managed to clean up and eliminate illegal dumping areas and in the process getting rid of mosquito breeding grounds within the housing area with the launch of the solid waste management’s Green Earth Programme.
According to the Regional Manager of Johor, SWM Environment Mohd Zan Arris, working together with the residents and private sectors to eliminate illegal dump sites and Aedes breeding grounds has been a positive motion since Dengue is a problem plagued by Johorians.
He also described the programme as a two pronged attack for SWM Environment to educate and develop civil awareness among the general public regarding responsibilities and the need to manage solid waste correctly.
The Green Earth Programme was held at the Taman Mawar Apartments where residents and volunteers all pitched in and helped clean up the area of illegal dump sites complete with two trucks to help the ease of transporting the trash.