Current practice of waste management system in Malaysia: towards sustainable waste management

Tey, Jia Sin and Goh, Kai Chen and Kek , Sie Long and Goh , Hui Hwang (2013) Current practice of waste management system in Malaysia: towards sustainable waste management. In: 1st FPTP Postgraduate Seminar "Towards Sustainable Management", 23 December 2013, Faculty of Technology Management and Business, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.

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Nowadays, the increasing quantity of municipal solid waste has causes serious environmental problem which requires a better solution in handling the wastes that generate. Construction waste is considered as part of the municipal solid waste. Construction wastes that produce in the construction process contributes a large amount to municipal solid waste. For that reason, a proper way of handling construction wastes is significance in reducing the negative impacts towards the environment, social, and economy. Sustainable waste management is introduced to maintain the balance between the environment, social and economic aspects through several ways such as acts implementation, and techniques in managing waste. Therefore, it is essential to identify current waste management system adopted by industry in order to make adjustment and improvement in moving towards sustainable waste management. This paper highlights the current waste management system implemented in Malaysia and the challenges in applying the concept of sustainability into waste management through reviewing past similar researches. This research has conducted an exploratory interview to six industry practitioners in both private and government sector in Malaysia. The results obtained show the current waste management systems applied in Malaysia and factors that hinder the concept of sustainability into waste management. It allows a major shift in Malaysia waste management by improvise current waste management technology into more sustainable way.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:waste management system; construction wastes sustainability; technology
Subjects:T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD785-812 Municipal refuse. Solid wastes
T Technology > TH Building construction > TH1-844 Building construction
Divisions:Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Construction Management
ID Code:5381
Deposited By:Dr. Goh Kai Chen
Deposited On:27 Apr 2014 12:19
Last Modified:27 Apr 2014 12:19

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