Urban Solid Waste Minimisation in Malaysia - The case of Shah Alam City Hall, Selangor.

Haji Ali, Nor Eeda and Ho , Chin Siong (2012) Urban Solid Waste Minimisation in Malaysia - The case of Shah Alam City Hall, Selangor. In: Conference On Urban Planning & Management in Malaysia, 8 November 2012, Renaissance Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. (Submitted)

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Abstract

Municipal solid waste management (MSWM) is one of the most challenging problems and present a serious challenge to local authorities in developing countries caused by the generation of large waste quantities. Waste management hierarchy are 3'R concept (Reduce, Reuse and Recycling), treatment concept (composting and incineration) and disposal. 3'R concept is almost at the top priority of the waste management hierarchy, which is one of the guiding principles for national solid waste management. Solid waste minimization also involves efforts to minimize resource and energy to reduce environment pollution. Integrating solid waste minimization through recycling could help in reducing the problems being faced by municipal solid waste management (MSWM). This study describes and evaluates the urban solid waste minimisation in Shah Alam City Hall (MBSA), Selangor, Malaysia. The objectives of the study (i) To examine resident’s level of awareness on waste minimization (ii) To assess the local authority’s level of involvement in waste minimization. (iii)To examine those factors that are hindering effective waste disposal in the neighbourhood. The total of 100 household heads were sampled through questionnaire interview. The survey was conducted between 18th June -1st July 2012. Findings showed that most of the respondents were not aware of the local authorities’ initiatives and policies regarding waste minimization. In terms of individual commitment, results showed that respondents varied with respect to waste reduction strategies and their utilization of recycle bins. The paper suggests massive awareness campaign by local authorities (Shah Alam City Hall, MBSA) on waste minimisation, so that residents will buy involve and participate in to this noble strategy of the National government on sustainable clean environment

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Solid waste minimisation, The 3'R concept (Reduce, Reuse & Recycling), Characteristics of wastes.
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Urban and Regional Planning
Depositing User: FAB IR Admin
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2013 06:03
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2013 06:03
URI: http://epublication.fab.utm.my/id/eprint/357

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