Japan International Cooperation Agency

28 June 2022

Department of Environment (DOE) is conducting a technical cooperation project entitled “The Project for Implementation of Scheduled E-Waste Management System in Malaysia” with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) starting from 2021 to 2024. In order to achieve the objective and output of the project, four (4) taskforces has been established.

The first Taskforce 2: Management of Scheduled E-Waste Recycling meeting was held on 28 June 2022 via hybrid (physical and online). Members of the taskforce 2 consist of licensed recovery facility and relevant government agencies.

The Chairperson Ms. Thahirah Kamarulzaman from Hazardous Substance Division, DOE briefly introduced the background and objectives of the TC3 and highlight the importance of the taskforce committee to discuss and gather inputs towards the finalization of the Recycling Guidelines.

In the meeting, members has requested some clarification on matters pertaining to the mechanism and guideline such as recycling rate calculation, treatment of focused (hazardous) materials, business sustainability, licensing under the new regulation, logistic cost and subsidy, as well as repair and reuse of e-waste.

Next Taskforce 2 meeting is schedule to be held in September with the main discussion points on focused materials and recycling rate for each item.