Thursday, March 26, 2009

Household rubbish management

It just occurs to me that one of the civilised society’s habit is to manage their household rubbish. It is important for Lipat Kajang folks to understand how to manage their household rubbish. Many still do not know what management of household rubbish is all about, educated they may in other areas of their lives. I realise of course that there are still vast land areas in Lipat Kajang where people can still throw their household rubbish such as plastic bags and polystyrene containers, even metal containers and aerosols. But for how long will the available space lasts. More rubbish will be collected over time and many items in the household rubbish group are not degradable. Food rubbish (and leftovers) may of course be given to their chicken (if they breed some, which many Lipat Kajang folks do not do anymore) or buried. And maybe such wasted (and leftover) rice and bread, and wasted fish (or meat, which rarely happen) can be given to their cats (and dogs, again where if any folk breeding dogs for protection but I doubt if anyone in Lipat Kajang breeds dogs nowadays).

A system must be thought of and that Lipat Kajang folks must be made to realise the importance of disposing of their household rubbish correctly, safely and hygienically. They can either be made to dig big holes in their land areas (many have more than 1 acre of land) and throw the rubbish in those large holes (and cover them). Or they can among themselves collect the rubbish periodically and bury them in a central location. But to me the first option is most practicable.

Currently I observed that these household rubbish may be thrown about near their houses or gathered in one spot (not too far from their houses) but not buried. This attracts flies and other undesirable insects, and may even attracts rodents. And also when walking in the kampong you may see plastic bags and polystyrene containers (even tin and other metal containers) being thrown around unsystematically (in bushes and even on open ground) .The Lipat Kajang folks must be made to realise that such practice is not to be encouraged if they want their kampong to look clean. (I realise that many Malay villages in Malaysia, even the nearby villages, do not know how to manage their household rubbish as well but Lipat Kajang must not follow such bad examples) .They must learn to live in a ‘civilise’ manner and ways and manage their household rubbish properly. Many of their children are now living in towns and can observe their still uncouth habits and bad household rubbish practices in the kampong.

Lipat Kajang people (or decendents) are encouraged to participate& contribute (Orang Lipat Kajang, atau keturunan, di jemput memberi sumbangan idea)

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