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Implementation on solid waste reduction through 3R (NSWM policy) and elements to close gap between policy and contractors in construction industry in Penang

Ng, Lee Shan and Seow , Ta Wee and Goh, Kai Chen (2015) Implementation on solid waste reduction through 3R (NSWM policy) and elements to close gap between policy and contractors in construction industry in Penang. International Journal of Environmental Science and Development, 6 (9). pp. 668-675. ISSN 2010-0264

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Abstract

The construction industry is seriously contributing to waste disposal due to the rapid development of construction industry. Weaknesses in the implementation on solid waste reduction through 3R among contractors in the construction industry will cause unsustainable construction waste management. This has increased construction waste in landfills, especially island areas where limited of land for waste disposal activities. This paper aimed to study the implementation on solid waste reduction through 3R NSWM Policy among contractors in the construction industry in Penang, Malaysia and elements to close gap between policy and contractors. This paper conducted by the semi-structured interview, questionnaire survey and participant observation. The respondents consisted of officers Municipal Council and CIDB in Penang and 61 contractors registered under CIDB located in Penang. The results show that solid waste reduction through 3R is currently ineffective and has limited implementation in the construction industry in Penang. Furthermore, most respondents revealed that law enforcement, implementation among contractors and awareness are the elements that appropriate to close gap between the policy and contractors. Construction waste should be managed through the 3R as it is sustainable. Thus, all parties involved should be aware and emphasize the 3R concept for reducing the construction waste disposal.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: policy implementation; construction waste; 3R; elements close gap
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
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
Depositing User: Dr. Goh Kai Chen
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2015 07:04
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2015 07:04
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6975
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