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An overview of scheduled wastes management in Malaysia

Hassan, Noor Artika and Yusof, Muhammad Zubir and Mohd Tohit, Nor Faiza (2019) An overview of scheduled wastes management in Malaysia. Journal of Wastes and Biomass Management (JWBM), 1 (2). 01-04. ISSN 2710-6012

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Abstract

The article reviews the scheduled waste management in Malaysia. It describes the scheduled waste classifications, characteristics, the sources of scheduled wastes, the policies and regulations related to scheduled wastes, the management of scheduled wastes in Malaysia and the challenges related to scheduled waste management in Malaysia. Currently, the manufacturing industry has contributed the highest scheduled waste production in Malaysia. Under the Environmental Quality Act (EQA) 1974, the government has set up several legal provisions specifically for scheduled waste generation, storage, transportation, and disposal. The aims are to reduce the potential risks to human and the environment. The paradigm shift from cradle to grave to cradle to cradle concept is a sustainable and sound concept which is inevitable step to minimize the scheduled waste generation in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 8418/75917
Uncontrolled Keywords: Waste management; Scheduled waste classifications; Environmental Quality Act (EQA); Transportation
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA643 Public Health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine - Communicable Diseases and Public Health
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Community Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Depositing User: Dr. Nor Faiza Mohd. Tohit
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2019 08:56
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2019 08:56
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/75917

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