Research Journal of Applied Sciences

Year: 2013
Volume: 8
Issue: 1
Page No. 42 - 50

Issues and Appraisal for Better Waste Management in Malaysia

Authors : Zaini Sakawi, Simon Gerrard and Sofia Ayup

Abstract: Waste issues in Malaysia are similar to those faced by many rapidly developing countries in the region. There were a number of problems which many local authorities encounter when trying to implement an efficient MSWM System. These problems were related to the lack of national policies, insufficient assistance from the state governments, lack of basic law, weak organisational structures, no consideration given to MSW problems while approving plans, inadequate or no coverage of under serviced areas, insufficient finances, shortage of manpower, little or no training opportunities for MSWM personnel, insufficient research activities not enough enforcement personnel and little not enough final disposal areas use of inappropriate technologies, no proper management of equipment and no proper co-ordination among MSWM related agencies. The purpose of this study is to determine the recommendation to appraise regulations or guidelines as mandatory, develop solid waste management plans for municipalities, encourage public communities and municipalities to increase recycling programmes and decrease the amount of waste to be brought to disposal site.

How to cite this article:

Zaini Sakawi, Simon Gerrard and Sofia Ayup, 2013. Issues and Appraisal for Better Waste Management in Malaysia. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 8: 42-50.

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