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Title: Sustainable waste management in Malaysia : a case study of recycling in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Author: Mapa, Mohammad Tahir
ISNI:       0000 0004 2669 5090
Awarding Body: University of East Anglia
Current Institution: University of East Anglia
Date of Award: 2007
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This research examines the sustainable waste management in Malaysia \\lth using current recycling program in Kota Kinabalu. Sabab, Malaysia·as a case study. With using infonnation's from questionnaire, interviews, and Life Cycle Assessment (LeA), the study examines a range of recycling issues focusing on public intention and behaviour, the contribution of the fonnal and informal sectors and the environmental consequences of waste management Utilising several methods public survey, interviews and LeA - the data were analysed for possl'bilities for expansion of recycling in the future. The results of this study show that there are promising indications ofparticipation from the private and informal sector which may increase the perfonnance of the program in future. To induce public involvement requires an effort by government, and could have a considerable effect on the future . establishment ofrecycling as the main method ofovercoming the waste management problem in the country. In addition, a waste management options analysis showed that there is great potential for reducing the environmental consequences of recycling waste. This study highlights several important issues: first:, there is a need to educate the public on the importance of recycling and to provide basic faCIlities for this in housing areas. Second, the government recycling program needs to include the infonnal collection syst~ as the latter contnoutes significantly to the overnll perfonnance of the program. Third, the government needs to understand the environmental consequences of waste management practise (results from LCA) to maximise the perfonnance of the service ill the area. Fourth, a reprocessing plant should be established in the area which can process waste material locally rather then transporting it to the mainland, thus reducing management costs and environmental damage.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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