The Need for Behavioral Change Towards Sustainable Solid Waste Management In Malaysia

Mohamed Akil, Azilah and Johar, Foziah and Amir, Anuar (2012) The Need for Behavioral Change Towards Sustainable Solid Waste Management In Malaysia. In: Proceedings of 6th South East Technical Univerity Consortium (SEATUC) Symposium, 6-7 March 2012, Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand. (Submitted)

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Abstract

Malaysia as a developing country faces problems of waste generation. Management of solid waste becomes Malaysia‟s critical environmental issues due to rapid economic development, population growth, inadequate infrastructure and expertise and also land scarcity. Recycling has been identified as the key factor in sustainable waste management. This paper explores the factors of behaviour change approach to produce effective strategies and policies on waste management. This paper also discusses on economic instruments which have the purpose of affecting the behaviour of economic agents in order to improve the cost effectiveness of environmental and natural resource management.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Urban and Regional Planning
Depositing User: FAB IR Admin
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2013 06:03
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2014 06:50
URI: http://epublication.fab.utm.my/id/eprint/354

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