The IUC team has just finished the Malaysia Blueprint for Circular Cities, a proposal to complement the Malaysia Circular Plastics Economy Roadmap 2020-2030, which is expected to be finished in the first half of 2021. The blue print has been elaborated by Jacqueline Chang, Senior Expert of the IUC Asia team. The aim of the blueprint is to support the Federal Government of Malaysia (mainly the Ministry of Environment and Water – KASA) and key stakeholders in developing concrete guidelines / programmes on circular economy for cities.
The blueprint includes ideas to shape the current and post-Covid 19 future of cities for the transition towards circular economy. It also refers includes the three concept notes for pilot projects cooperation between European and Malaysian cities developed as result of the three online encounters that happened between June and August 2020. Thematically, it deals with five priority areas:
- Apps for Circular Resource Management
- Plastics and Packaging including Single Use Plastics
- Food waste & water security
- Construction & Demolition Waste (CDW) and Buildings
- Household e-waste & hazardous waste
The blueprint also includes implementation and monitoring steps, to inspire new cooperation between the EU and Malaysia.