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SCHEDULED WASTE MANAGEMENT

Scheduled waste management is a continuous effort done by a group of staffs in UMP. In order to comply with Environmental Quality (Scheduled Wastes) Regulations 2005, a staff from Center of Technology Management & Services (CTMS) has attended a training to acquire Scheduled Wastes Manager competency. This staff has passed the examination, submitted Field Training Report and now waiting for the result from the Department of Environment, Malaysia to acquire full competency.

CTMS also has produces button batch to promote effort to reduce generation of scheduled waste in UMP. A few posters also have been distributed reminding students the benefit of reducing generation of scheduled waste to them and also to the environment.

Chemical walkabout, attended by person in charge of a few laboratories in UMP has been conducted on 16 August 2018. One of the topic that has been discussed in the walkabout is on how to manage scheduled waste properly. This include labelling, storage and also selection of proper container.

On 16 January 2018, scheduled wastes that has been collected from several laboratories in UMP has been sent for disposal by qualified contractors, Urban Environmental Industries Sdn Bhd. This process is carried out once in every 180 days to comply with legal requirements as well as to ensure our environment is protected. Second disposal will be conducted on September 2018. Disposal of mercury thermometer also has been conducted as UMP has implemented Zero Mercury Policy.

RECYCLED MATERIAL EXHIBITION AWARD

31 July 2018 - OSHMO, in collaboration with EKSA committee of UMP has organized a Recycled Material Exhibition Award which was held during Quality & Innovation Day UMP. The aim of the award is to give recognition to the department that produced recycled products that can be used in UMP. The evaluation is based on whether the product is made creatively and incur small cost. The functionality of the products is one of the key point for the award. The product must be made of papers, boxes, plastic or aluminium bottle only.

The four participant is judged by OSHMO & EKSA committee representative a day before. The products are displayed throughout Quality & Innovation Day UMP whereby significant number of UMP staff is available.

OSHMO really hopes that the award can be held every year to appreciate those who take extra effort in producing products from recycled material in UMP. The effort will surely benefit UMP in long run and at the same time cultivate the culture of recycling among UMP’s staffs.

PPDK’S RECYCLED PRODUCT EXHIBITION

31 July 2018 – OSHMO has taken an initiative to promote recycled product from Pusat Pemulihan Dalam Komuniti Tunas Sri Teruntum (PPDK) during Quality & Innovation Day, UMP. PPDK is a day care centre for child with special needs. It is an initiative by PPDK to support their centre by producing recycled product. The product is jointly made by the teachers and also the child. By producing the product, it will help the child to practise their psychomotor.

The product, such as bags, pencil cases & pillows was made from recycled banner and cloth. It is a great effort by PPDK in reusing the banner & bunting since the material will take so many years before it will be degraded. OSHMO, with the help of a few other departments from UMP, will facilitate the initiative by PPDK by supplying used banner & bunting to PPDK. With number of programs held in UMP and number of promotional material that has been used, UMP are able to give steady supply to PPDK. UMP also will look into possibilities in using product from PPDK as UMP’s official souvenir.

It is a great joint venture between UMP & PPDK in managing the waste sustainably while creating product that can used daily. OSHMO really hope that other government agencies will follow suit in this great effort.

WASTE LESS POSTER COMPETITION

25 April 2018 – In conjunction with Earth Week 2018, Ecosiswa Club, UMP in collaboration with Occupational Safety & Health Management Office (OSHMO) has organized a poster competition with “Waste Less” theme. The aim of this competition is to encourage students to dwell into possibilities of producing less waste in their life. It is a crucial issue nowadays since man has been producing lots of non-biodegradable waste in daily basis. With current trend, next generation won’t be able to have enough space to live healthily.

 The organizer has received significant amount of participations among students. The winner is awarded during closing ceremony of Earth Week. The poster that has been submitted by the students will be used by OSHMO as promotional material in UMP. With the poster, OSHMO really hope that it will give insight to all of it staffs & students to reduce their waste generation & manage their waste sustainably.

 

BENCHMARKING VISIT TO UPM

14 March 2018 – OSHMO UMP has visited Corporate Strategy & Communication Office,UPM.  The objective of the visit is to learn how UPM manage their waste sustainably. UPM was ranked first in UI Greenmetric World University ranking among universities in Malaysia. In term of waste cluster, UPM’s achievement almost doubled what UMP has achieved in 2017.

The office is in charge of managing and coordinating main activities that can contribute to UI Greenmetric World University ranking.  The office is the secretariat for Green Sustainability Steering Committee & Green Sustainability Working Committee. One of the strength of UPM is Green Initiative Program is embedded in UPM Strategic Planning. Majority of departments and faculties in UPM is certified with ISO 14001:2014 which contribute a lot in green sustainability programs.

With the help of Serdang Biomass Town, UPM is able to convert waste from surrounding community to usable product. Great corporation from students in managing Waste Bank is a great achievement due to commitment from the students themselves.

There are a lot more that UMP can learn from UPM in managing universities’ waste sustainably. OSHMO hope that the culture that UPM have can be cultivated in UMP to ensure that UMP can manage its waste in a way that can contribute to green campus.