The perception of households about solid waste management issues in Malaysia


Choon, Shay Wei and Tan, Siow Hooi and Chong, Lee Lee (2017) The perception of households about solid waste management issues in Malaysia. Environment, Development and Sustainability, 19 (5). pp. 1685-1700. ISSN 1387-585X; eISSN: 1573-2975

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With the aim being to have an integrated and efficient management system, Malaysia is currently facing a remarkable waste issue with a massive increase in waste generated per day. This study collected 400 survey responses to assess the satisfaction and awareness of households about various issues of solid waste management. This study revealed that the majority of the respondents were satisfied with their waste management services. However, there was concern about providing a more diverse waste management facility. This study found a strong positive relationship between age and waste reduction behaviours. The majority of the respondents agreed that their lifestyle affected waste minimisation. Almost half of the respondents indicated that they lacked knowledge to practise waste sorting. Age and education were positively correlated to reuse and recycling behaviours. Overall, a holistic waste management education is vital for Malaysia to build an efficient waste management system.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Solid waste management, Waste reduction, Waste sorting, Recycling
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28-70 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculty of Management (FOM)
Depositing User: Ms Suzilawati Abu Samah
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2017 11:49
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2017 11:49


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