Alan Tan, General Manager of Loh Recycle Enterprise, is honored to be interviewed by The World Newswire – Recycling Business, Leading the Way to a Greener Environment. Below is an excerpt from the interview.
Recycling industry has been playing an important role in supporting Malaysia’s economy. Mr. Alan Tan, General Manager of Loh Recycle Enterprise, is honored to be interviewed by The World Newswire – Recycling Business, Leading the way to a Greener Environment. Below is an excerpt from the interview.
(Newswire) Question 1: 'How is the business development of Loh Recycle Enterprise during the global economic crisis this year?'
Mr. Tan: 'First of all, I would like to thank my staff for their hard work in 2011 and all our business partners for their continuous support. Despite the economic downturn, we still record a growth in profit this year, which reflects our competitive strength in the market. The economic crisis has filtered out some of the small scale and non-competitive recyclers in the industry, therefore, I always emphasize that quality management and professionalism are very important particularly in a bad economy. Our quality products and professional services have earned us longstanding support from our customers and win-win results throughout all these ups and downs.'
(Newswire) Question 2: 'What do you think about the future development of the recycling industry? What are the biggest challenges facing the industry?'
Mr. Tan: 'The recycling industry has been developing rapidly with the fast growing awareness and concern about the environmental issues and resources conservation on a global scale. At the same time, the increasing demand for various recycled products in many developed countries also opens up new prospects for the development of the recycling industry.'
'However, there are still challenges ahead, such as the rising cost of collecting and processing waste, making recyclable materials themselves in a direct competition with the corresponding raw materials. In addition, the changing and tighter regulations of the waste management and recycling policies at the national and international levels is also another challenge for us.'
(Newswire) Question 3: 'How important do you think the recycling business is to the environmental issues?'
Mr. Tan: 'Recycling business plays a key or even priority role in the environmental issues today. The top-of-mind concern about the ever-worse eco problems and environmental conservation issues at the international level, and the pressing needs to improve the waste management and sustainable community development at the national level, together with the increasing awareness on the public heath and green living at the individual level, have all contributed to enhancing the importance of recycling business as a key and priority role to attain these environmental objectives. Actually, government efforts and continuous support to the recycling industry is indispensable to ensure the environmental sustainability.'
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