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A review of municipal solid waste management in Malaysia

Tarmudi, Zamali and Abdullah, Mohd Lazim and Md. Tap, Abu Osman (2012) A review of municipal solid waste management in Malaysia. Jurnal Teknologi, 57. pp. 41-56. ISSN 2180–3722 (O), 0127–9696 (P)

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Abstract

The tremendous increased of municipal solid waste (MSW) generation in most major cities in Malaysia is observed as a main issue recently. This paper reviews the MSW management comprises many issues arises from the past two decades till the present scenario. It briefly discussed the latest definition of the solid waste based on the Solid Waste and Public Cleaning Management Act (Bill 2007). Out of many MSW discussions, this paper also covers the recent status of the MSW generation, the regulations, the trends of MSW generation as well as local research effort which could a wide interest to the researchers and practitioners. It is hoped that this work will provide a ready reference as additional databases on MSW management situation in Malaysia. Thus an appropriate action can be taken by the relevant authority for their future planning and decision-making purposes.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5996/22965
Uncontrolled Keywords: disposal systems; Malaysia; municipal solid waste (MSW) management
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics. Computer engineering. Computer hardware. Photoelectronic devices
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology
Depositing User: Nur' Aini Abu Bakar
Date Deposited: 01 Jan 2013 03:22
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2013 08:35
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/22965

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