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Solid waste generation characteristics: The Malaysian local authorities’ outlook

Abu Eusuf, Muhammad and Ibrahim, Mansor and Mohd. Din, Shamzani Affendy and Islam, Rafikul (2011) Solid waste generation characteristics: The Malaysian local authorities’ outlook. Planning Malaysia -Journal of the Malaysian Institute of Planners, 2011 (9). pp. 51-76. ISSN 1675-6215

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The large and increasing amounts of municipal solid waste (MSW) generated each year in several industrialised countries have raised concerns on the economic viability and environmental acceptability of the current generation activities. The planning of an optimal regional waste management strategy requires a reliable tool for predicting the amount and the corresponding composition of MSW likely to be produced. Furthermore, for integrated solid waste management, direct and indirect participation of local government’s authority is essential. This paper focuses on the existing waste management characteristics of selected local authorities in Malaysia. As a case study, the research considers three local authorities in Selangor State, namely Selayang, Klang and Subang Jaya. This research further identifies the issues concerning the environmental effects due to indiscriminate solid waste disposal. The findings of the study are expected to provide useful guidelines to the MSW policy makers.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3634/6591
Uncontrolled Keywords: Municipal solid waste; Local authorities; Waste characteristics; Health Impact; Landfill; Integrated waste management
Subjects: A General Works > AI Indexes (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Prof. Dato' Dr. Mansor Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2012 21:59
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2021 21:58
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/6591

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