Looking beyond the solid waste horizon

Waste as a management issue has been evident for over four millennia. Disposal of waste to the biosphere has given way to thinking about, and trying to implement, an integrated waste management approach. In 1996 the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) defined ‘integrated waste management’ as ‘a framework of reference for designing and implementing new waste management systems and for analysing and optimising existing systems’. In this paper the concept of integrated waste management as defined by UNEP is considered, along with the parameters that constitute integrated waste management.

Integrated waste management – Looking beyond the solid waste

Location: Kuala Lumpur MALAYSIA

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waste to wealth

Beyond Cleanup is a program introduced by RCOMM Lestari  through the support ofUNESCO Asia Pacific (JAKARTA) to create “one community, a recycled product – from waste to wealth “. The goal is to empower SDG Goals in strengthening community network links in assisting economic resources community. Through the efforts of local and international awareness and cooperation, this desire is expected to be an inspiration that will be holistically integrated with cooperation all parties. Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG – Sustainable Development
Goals https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org) contains 17 important pillars will be supported in the Beyond Cleanup development plan aligned with the factors community development, socio-economic, waste management will be scheduled on a regular basis achieve more efficient statistical data.

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Our Mission & Vision

To further towards zero waste that Environmental consciousness deals with the well-being of all people. To create an awareness that the sustainable use of natural resources is intended to produce a better quality of life for human kind.



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“If we want  to be more competitive towards the glibal future , sustainable use of waste materials must be looked Beyond and it is so great when RCOMM Lestari  initiated Beyond Cleanup. “

– Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah

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Dzulkifli Abdul Razak (or for short, Dzul) is the 14th President of the International Association of Universities (IAU), a UNESCO-based organisation in Paris. He is the first Malaysian to be elected to the post after its formation more than 6 decades ago. Prior to this, he held the post of the first Vice-President of IAU from 2008-2012. He was the President of Association of Southeast Asia Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL) from 2007-2008, and served in the Executive Council of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (2006-2011).

Currently he is Chair of the Board of Governance at the Islamic Science University in Malaysia (USIM), after being the first holder of the Chair of Islamic Leadership and Principal Fellow at the Faculty of Leadership and Management at the same university (2014-2016). He is also Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham, and chairs the Steering Council of the Right Livelihood College Global Secretariat based at the University of Bonn, Germany. In 2015, he was made a member of the International Advisory Board to the Global Leadership Initiative at the School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo, Japan and also a member of the Hamburg Transuniversity Leaders Council, a think tank on the future of higher education. His other involvements internationally include being a member of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) – Advisory Education Hub Committee since 2007.

He was a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) Expert Advisory Panel on Drug Policy and Management from 1995 until 2010 as well as a member of the WHO Scientific Committee of Tobacco Product Regulation (2004-2006). He acted as co-author of the People’s Sustainable Treaty for Higher Education which was launched in conjunction with the Rio+20 World Conference on June 20-22, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Currently, he advises the Education for Sustainable Development World Group for World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Malaysia.

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At the national level, he has served as the 5th Vice-Chancellor of Science University of Malaysia (USM), from 2000 to 2011, and under his leadership, USM gained the APEX (Accelerated Programme for Excellence) status in September 2008. Prior to that in 2005, USM was named as one of the seven pioneering United Nations University Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development worldwide. Now there are more than 150 such centres globally. In 2007, USM was recognised as a premier research-intensive university by the Ministry of Higher Education.

He is a member of Advisory Board of Higher Education Leadership Academy (AKEPT), and also a member of the International Advisory Board of the International Council of Islamic Finance Educators. From 2011-2013, he was made Chair of the Independent Review Committee to input into the Malaysia Education Blueprint (2013-2015). His other involvement was as a member of the Advisory Panel for the Higher Education Strategic Plan (from 2012-2014) to provide input on the Malaysia Education Blueprint-Higher Education (2015-2025). Prior to this, he was an advisor to the Higher Education Research Institute (IPPTN).

He was chair of the Malaysian Vice-Chancellors/Rectors’ Council (2002-2011), chair of the Malaysian Examination Council (2005-2011), and chair of METEOR Sdn Bhd, the parent company of Open Universty of Malaysia (OUM) over the same period. Apart from being the first holder of the Chair of Islamic Leadership at USIM, he was Distinguished Visiting Professor at International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) from 2011 to 2013, and was a board member of several educational institutions such Perlis Islamic University College, and Selangor Islamic University College. Currently, he is a board member of UCSI University. He was chair of the Merdeka Award Nomination Committee for the Scholastic and Excellence category (2012-2014), and chair of the Prime Minister Innovation Nomination Committee, since 2011.

He has served as member of the Board of Directors of the Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) – formerly known as National Productivity Corporation – since 2008. He leads MPC’s Consultative Panel on Innovation and Creativity, and the Business Transformation Committee for MPC. He has been a member of the Governance Council for Malaysia Innovation Agency (AIM, Agensi Inovasi Malaysia) since 2010. In 2015, he was appointed to the Financial Services Talent Council of Bank Negara Malaysia, and also the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC/SPRM) Advisory Board by the Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong.

Dzul has served as a member of the New Economic Advisory Council between 2009 and 2011 which was tasked to craft the New Economic Model for the country. From 2006 to 2010, he was co-chair (Government sector) for the Malaysia Industry-Government High Technology Group (MIGHT).

He serves on various Board of Trustees such as: National Cancer Council (MAKNA), MERCY Malaysia, Razak School of Government, Malay College (MCKK) Foundation, Yayasan Hasanah, Yayasan Bumiputra Pulau Pinang, Asian Women Leadership University Committee (2012-2014) and Prime Minister Scholarship Foundation Programme (2010-2014). He is also chairperson of the first homegrown educational services organisation, LeapEd Services Sdn Bhd, a social enterprenuerial company that offers expertise in transforming schools in Malaysia.

Dzul is a Senior Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (FASc), World Academy of Art and Sciences (FWAAS) and Malaysian Institute of Malaysia (FMIM). He is also Honorary Lifetime member of the Asian Academy of Management.

For his contributions to the field of education, he has received Honorary Doctorates of Science from various universities internationally, for example, the University of Portmouth (2008), University of Nottingham (2013), Mykolas Romeris University in Lithuania (2013), and Honorary Doctorate in Educational Sciences from Istanbul Commerce University (2015), Turkey “in recognition of his exceptional efforts”. In 2014, he was awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal from Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in Almaty, Khazakhstan. His contributions were also recognised by the industry when he was awarded The Most Eminent Brand Icon Leadership Award by the Asia-Pacific Brand Foundation in 2015. He received the Bintang Semangat Rimba (Perak) in 2014 for this contribution to the scouting movement in Malaysia. In 2003, he received the Rotary Gold Medal for Medical Sciences from The Royal Rotary Club of Kuala Lumpur, Research Foundation; while in 1999, he received the prestigious Olle Hanson Award for his contribution to the international community, especially in the areas of healthcare.

In addition, he received a number of honorifics from the federal government of Malaysia with the title Tan Sri (2008), and that of Dato’ from the states of Selangor (2001), Penang (2003) and Perlis (2003).

He has written weekly columns for Malaysia’s oldest daily, The New Straits Times, since 1995, and from 2015, he writes for The Sun, an English daily with the largest circulation in the country. These articles have been compiled into a series of six volumes titled Voicing Concern covering various issues and topics such as education, leadership, sustainable development and, governance and management. His latest publications include: Memupuk Insan Seimbang – Cabaran Kepemimpinan (2014), and the translated version: Nurturing A Balanced Person – The Leadership Challenge (2015), Kepemimpinan Kelestarian berasas Maqasid Syariah (2015), Injecting Soul into R&D – Humanising Science for the Future published by Academy of Science, Malaysia (2015), and Towards Effective Education Planning in Malaysia: Negotiating Tensions and Confronting Challenges (2016), in Eds: Tey Nai Peng, Cheong Kee Cheok, Rajah Rasiah, Revisiting Malaysia’s Population-Development Nexus: The Past in Its Future, Kuala Lumpur: UM Press p.121-130. (ISBN978-983-100-841-6)

He has authored several academic titles, and numerous articles in journals and other media, and is regularly invited to deliver keynote addresses, nationally and internationally. At the 2015 Nobel Week Dialogue in Sweden, he was invited to speak at two panel discussions. Recently, he recorded a TEDx talk on Sejahtera available at YouTube.

Mohamad – Founder of RCOMM Lestari 

Although the waste management sector makes a relatively minor contribution to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, it is in a unique position to move from being a minor source of global emissions to becoming a major saver of emissions. While minor levels of emissions are released through waste treatment and disposal, the prevention and recovery of wastes (i.e. as secondary materials or energy) avoids emissions in all other sectors of the economy. The work plan for the focal area on waste and climate change aims to promote a holistic approach to waste management that will have positive consequences for GHG emissions from the energy, forestry, agriculture, mining, transport, and manufacturing sectors.

About Mohamad
  • Green Productivity Trainer under APO (Asia Pacific Organisation Japan)
  • Introduced Towards Zero Waste in 24 schools with ” waste audit workshop”  in Malaysia and 20 schools in Indonesia since 2011
  • Mentor for South East Asia – World Cleanup Day by Lets Do it Foundation Estonia
  • Co-Founder Beyond Cleanup
  • Green Productivity and Eco Schools passion
  • Consultation on Green Productivity 

Associate Prof. DrNoor Zalina Binti Mahmood. Institute Of Biological Sciences. Faculty Of Science. 


WORKING GROUP FOR MALAYSIA SOLID WASTE STANDARD SIRIM BERHAD, Academic Committee Member,  , (National) Japan Society for PRomotion of Science, Research Group, 2005, (International) Department of Environment, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Consultant, 2008 to 2013, (National) Working Group for Malaysia Standard on Material Flow Cost Accounting SIRIM BERHAD, Academic Committee Member, 2009 to 2017, (National) Malaysia Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MiGHT), Committee, 2010 to 2010, (University) Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation , Expert Panel Member, 2011 to  , (National) Jabatan Pengurusan sisa Pepejal, Academic Committee Member, 2011 to 2012, (National) International Solid Waste Association, Academic Member, 2015 to 2017, (International)



  • Landfill Technology, 2010-2010, EiMAs, Dperatment of Environment
  • Semakan Senarai Parameter dan Had Piawaian Parameter di Bawah Peraturan Pelepasan Bahan Pencemar Lembaga Urus Air Selangor (LUAS), 2007-2007, LEMBAGA URUS AIR SELANGOR (LUAS)
  • DEIA on Solid Waste Transfer Station, Shah Alam, 2006-2006, State of Selangor and Worldwide Landfill
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Guideline for Housing and New Township Development Project, 2002-2002, Department of Environment

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