A preliminary study on e-waste generation from households in Malaysia

Haikal Ismail, Marlia Mohd Hanafiah

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Abstract

The purpose of the study is to estimate waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE or e-waste) generation from households in Malaysia. Secondary data from various reports and literature were adopted and eight common electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) were selected as research subjects, with seven of them are the targeted EEE under voluntary e-waste collection program in Malaysia. There are various e-waste estimation methods available in the literature. By evaluating with current data availability in Malaysia and data requirement of each e-waste estimation method, this study found that the only suitable estimation method of e-waste is consumption and use method. This is due to fact that there is lack of inventory data at national level especially on domestic sales of EEE in Malaysia. Using consumption and use method, the e-waste generation in Malaysia was estimated and compared. The discussion was based on analysis results, and further recommendation to improve estimation of e-waste generation in Malaysia was proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2018 Postgraduate Colloquium
EditorsNoor Hayati Ahmad Rasol, Kamarulzaman Ibrahim, Siti Aishah Hasbullah, Mohammad Hafizuddin Hj. Jumali, Nazlina Ibrahim, Marlia Mohd Hanafiah, Mohd Talib Latif
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735418431
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2019
Event2018 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium - Selangor, Malaysia
Duration: 4 Apr 20186 Apr 2018

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2111
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference2018 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium
CountryMalaysia
CitySelangor
Period4/4/186/4/18

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Malaysia
electronic equipment
households
electrical equipment
estimation method
methodology
electronic wastes
electronic waste
household
sales
recommendations
availability
requirements

Keywords

  • Consumption and Use Model
  • E-waste Generation
  • Estimation Model
  • Households
  • Leaching Model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology
  • Plant Science
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation

Cite this

Ismail, H., & Mohd Hanafiah, M. (2019). A preliminary study on e-waste generation from households in Malaysia. In N. H. A. Rasol, K. Ibrahim, S. A. Hasbullah, M. H. H. Jumali, N. Ibrahim, M. M. Hanafiah, & M. T. Latif (Eds.), 2018 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2018 Postgraduate Colloquium [060011] (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 2111). American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5111273

A preliminary study on e-waste generation from households in Malaysia. / Ismail, Haikal; Mohd Hanafiah, Marlia.

2018 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2018 Postgraduate Colloquium. ed. / Noor Hayati Ahmad Rasol; Kamarulzaman Ibrahim; Siti Aishah Hasbullah; Mohammad Hafizuddin Hj. Jumali; Nazlina Ibrahim; Marlia Mohd Hanafiah; Mohd Talib Latif. American Institute of Physics Inc., 2019. 060011 (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 2111).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ismail, H & Mohd Hanafiah, M 2019, A preliminary study on e-waste generation from households in Malaysia. in NHA Rasol, K Ibrahim, SA Hasbullah, MHH Jumali, N Ibrahim, MM Hanafiah & MT Latif (eds), 2018 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2018 Postgraduate Colloquium., 060011, AIP Conference Proceedings, vol. 2111, American Institute of Physics Inc., 2018 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium, Selangor, Malaysia, 4/4/18. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5111273
Ismail H, Mohd Hanafiah M. A preliminary study on e-waste generation from households in Malaysia. In Rasol NHA, Ibrahim K, Hasbullah SA, Jumali MHH, Ibrahim N, Hanafiah MM, Latif MT, editors, 2018 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2018 Postgraduate Colloquium. American Institute of Physics Inc. 2019. 060011. (AIP Conference Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5111273
Ismail, Haikal ; Mohd Hanafiah, Marlia. / A preliminary study on e-waste generation from households in Malaysia. 2018 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2018 Postgraduate Colloquium. editor / Noor Hayati Ahmad Rasol ; Kamarulzaman Ibrahim ; Siti Aishah Hasbullah ; Mohammad Hafizuddin Hj. Jumali ; Nazlina Ibrahim ; Marlia Mohd Hanafiah ; Mohd Talib Latif. American Institute of Physics Inc., 2019. (AIP Conference Proceedings).
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