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Qualitative to quantitative study for solid waste management

Kabbashi, Nassereldeen Ahmed and Daoud, Jamal Ibrahim and Mirghani, Mohamed Elwathig Saeed and Mohd Kasim , Norliana Hanani (2013) Qualitative to quantitative study for solid waste management. World Applied Sciences Journal (21). pp. 40-43. ISSN 1818-4952

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Organizations that manage the solid waste at certain designated areas sometimes neglect the environmental elements when they carry out their collection of solid waste activities. For instance, the leachate that sips out from the garbage collected either of residential or commercial area. Therefore, implementation of ISO 14001 standards in solid waste management companies are vital especially in Malaysia to protect the environment, prevent pollution and improve environmental performance. ISO 14001 has been implemented widely however in Malaysia; the percentage of organizations implementing this standard is way too small which is only 0.46%. This study was carried out to determine and analyze the adoption of ISO 14001 standard especially in Malaysian organization. Both certified and uncertified companies will be compared as to identify the difference of the implementation of ISO 14001. Qualitative research was carried out through personnel interviews and questionnaires. Visual Basic expert system will be used as a tool to aid the company to achieve their environmental mission step by step. The objectives had been achieved. Expert system that had been developed is a tool that will ease the organization in assessing the level of compliance according to the ISO 14001 standard. Strategies have been recommended for the ease of implementing ISO 14001 in the organization

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4286/29653
Uncontrolled Keywords: Environment Management ISO14001 Waste
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD511 Sewage collection and disposal systems. Sewerage
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Assoc.Prof.Dr Jamal Daoud
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2013 10:17
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2013 10:17
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/29653

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