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Sustainable materials in Malaysia: a systematic review on academic research and application in product design industry

Ismail, Zati Hazira and Liew, Yong Kian and Bahrudin, Fadzli Irwan and Daud, Nuraini (2021) Sustainable materials in Malaysia: a systematic review on academic research and application in product design industry. In: The 2nd International Conference on Design Industries and Creative Culture, 24-25 August 2021, Online. (Unpublished)

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A more circular economy is necessary to mitigate the current production and consumption system's environmental impacts. One prominent global strategy is to utilise alternative natural and recycled materials to close the loop of biological and technical resources. Such materials are often referred to as environmentally benign materials or sustainable materials. More than a quarter of the research and development expenditures since 2018 are spent implementing sustainable economic development in Malaysia. However, despite government supports for industries to focus on sustainability aspects in their business operations, the case for sustainable materials in product design development is less clear. An overview of the breadth of development and current status of sustainable materials development and commercialisation remains unavailable. This paper presents a systematic review of academic articles and industrial applications of sustainable materials in Malaysia, using the Reporting Standards for Systematic Evidence Syntheses (ROSES) method. The review shows promising sustainable material exploration, and the overall development reflects an early transition to a circular economy. However, greater coordination and concerted efforts are needed as there is a significant gap between academic research and commercial product applications in terms of sustainable material types and product commercialisation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Industrial Design, Sustainable Materials, Malaysian Industry, Systematic Review.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD2321 Industry
Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Applied Arts and Design
Depositing User: Asst. Dr Fadzli Irwan Bahrudin
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2022 15:13
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 15:13
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/95429

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