Study on Shah Alam City’s Single Use Plastic (SUP) Baseline and the City’s Current Policies and Practices on SUP Management
In Malaysia, the project CAP SEA, which stands for “Collaborative Actions on Single-Use Plastic Prevention in Southeast Asia” is financed by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) and implemented by GIZ. CAP SEA supports the Malaysia’s Roadmap Towards Zero Single-Use Plastics (2018-2030), Malaysia Plastics Sustainability Roadmap (2021-2030) and the Twelfth Malaysia Plan (2021-2025).
CAP SEA implementation in Malaysia has recognized that introduction of circular economy principles in the production and trade along the waste generation hierarchy (i.e., reduce, reuse, recycle) are essential solution, and these focuses on SUP prevention strategies.
Supported by Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Centre (MGTC), CAP SEA has set selection processes and criteria for finalization on one SUP prevention pilot at local council level. The Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) was chosen as the pilot site for Technical Working Group (TWG) 4 activities under CAP SEA. MBSA has demonstrated a very high commitment and support for TWG 4 until the end of the project. MBSA officers also actively participate on relevant technical capacity building events, webinars and project steering meeting by GIZ (local and global).
The objective of this report is to present the findings from the survey conducted in 2021 on the baseline practices as well as to assess in depth the available policies at national, state and local level.