It is time for recycling in Malaysia now since the gorvernment has enforced a new law. That means that everybody has to separate their trash and recycle it appropriately.
Beacuse much of this information never reaches the people of Langkawi the SW corp (governmental company with the resposibilities.) has started an educational programme that means they are walking around in the kampungs (villages, neighbourhoods) and teaching people how to do it.
In Langkawi we don´t have our own waste bin but communal ones standing by the road, everybody is free to use them. And they are used, for everything. They are also out in the school and teaches the children how to separate their waste.
Most of the people are also burning their trash instead of throwing them, that means they are burning everything and unfortunately that is polluting the air quite a lot. (And in Malaysia the people dying from lung diseases are much higher than for example Sweden, but that´s a whole other post). The burning starts usually in the afternoon and the traditional reason why people are doing this is because it keeps the mosquitoes away.
We have one incinerator on Langkawi but it is not working very well. There is another one to be built with start from 1st of june.
Supposedly there is also 23 stations where you can go and separate your waste, but I have never seen one. Now I will look for them tho, maybe I will spot one..
In a ultimate Langkawi their should be no burning at all, maybe just some garden waste sometimes and all trash will be separated into different binges. I am however keeping my expectations low tho and hopes for that the plastic and other dangerous burning will stop.
I am pleased however that this is an issue for the goernment of Malaysia, this is important.