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Challenges of scavengers in Malaysia

Seow , Tawee (2005) Challenges of scavengers in Malaysia. In: Proceeding of 7th World Congress on Recovery, Recycling and Re-integration R'05, 25-29 September 2005, Beijing, China.


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The scavenging activities are one of the common phenomena in the Third World Countries. The scavengers often related to poorness, uneducated and unhealthy group but they are playing the importance role in the recycling activities in Malaysia. The article discusses the scavenging activities and the socioeconomic situation of scavengers in Malaysia. The result showed that the scavenging activities could generate the good income for most of the scavengers, there are four types of scavengers in Malaysia, the scavengers did not report their true health information due to the some constraints, 60 percent of scavengers need necessity at their work place, they realize that the activities of scavenging can reduce amount of solid waste, and lastly scavengers are exposed to the hazardous and unhealthy work place environment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Recycling (Waste, etc.)
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Real Estate Management
Depositing User: Khairunnisa Ahmad
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2010 00:40
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2011 06:40
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/401
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