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Implementation of food waste composting in Malaysia

Ramdzan, Siti Nasihah and Abdul Kadir, Aeslina and Mohd Kamil, Nor Amani Filzah and Shahabuddin, Nur Athirah Syafiqa and Mizad, Meizareena (2018) Implementation of food waste composting in Malaysia. In: Water and environmental issues. Penerbit UTHM, UTHM, pp. 35-44. ISBN 978-967-2183-94-5

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Abstract

As urbanisation continues to occurring, waste management is becoming one of the major environmental problems around the world, including Malaysia. The generation of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) in Malaysia has increased more than 91% over the past decades. Based on waste composition, food waste was indicated as the main waste component. Thus, recycling of food waste through composting had emerged as a potentially viable means that local governments can reduce the waste volume that is entering the landfills. Furthermore, MSW management in Malaysia can be considered as relatively poor and disorganized. The most preferred of MSW disposal method is through landfill due to various factors. This article elaborates on composting that gives benefits to Malaysian. This paper also exposes strategy to implement the composting in Malaysia by focusing on Food Waste Management Development Plan for the Industry, Commercial and Institution Sector. The current methods of food waste composting that are applied in Malaysia are also discussed in this paper. Finally, this paper reveals the challenges towards food waste composting in Malaysia.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Challenges; Composting; Management; Municipal Solid Waste.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Water and Environmental Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Abdul Rahim Mat Radzuan
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2020 00:44
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2020 00:44
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/12628
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