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Linking the Malaysia’s solid waste management policy instruments with household recycling behavior

Mohd. Yusop, Yuzlina and Othman, Nooraini (2019) Linking the Malaysia’s solid waste management policy instruments with household recycling behavior. International Journal of Academic Research in Progressive Education and Development, 8 (4). pp. 474-488. ISSN 2226-6348

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.6007/IJARPED/v8-i4/6567


The environmental problems faced by the world population today is the result of human daily activities. One of the contributing sources to the environmental problems is the growth of solid waste. Solid waste generation increases as a result of economic progress, urbanization, population growth and consumer-based lifestyles. The urban areas of Asia is expected to spend at least US$50 billion per year in 2025 on solid waste management. Malaysia, experiencing rapid economic prosperity, is also faced with challenges in solid waste management. This paper will highlight the present state of waste generation trends, its management, the waste management policies and strategies with specific focus on recycling for the household sector. Recycling has been highlighted for decades as a plausible option for sustainable waste management but still faced with various challenges. This paper will provide a brief classification of the policy instruments adopted in achieving the policy objectives. This provide the basis for future research to analyse the households’ perspective on the effectiveness of implemented policy instruments. It is crucial for policymakers to understand the behavioral aspect of the policy instruments in planning future comprehensive strategies.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Solid Waste Management, Policy Instruments
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology
ID Code:89811
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:04 Mar 2021 10:45
Last Modified:04 Mar 2021 10:45

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