Assessment of the sustainability level of community waste recycling program in Malaysia

Kian Ghee Tiew, Noor Ezlin Ahmad Basri, Kohei Watanabe, Mohammed F M Abushammala, Mohd Takiyuddin Bin Ibrahim

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Abstract

A sustainable municipal waste recycling program is important to successfully increase the recycling rate in Malaysia. This paper evaluates and assesses the sustainability level of the recycling activities by Surau Al-Husna in Shah Alam, Malaysia. Five criteria were selected in the evaluation process. These criteria were divided into the continuous publicity of recycling programs, operation cost, participation rate/recyclables collection rate, dissemination of information regarding recycling and the enthusiasm level regarding environmental concerns. The results showed that Surau had a proper management system. However, several suggestions and recommendations were provided to improve the current recycling program. In conclusion, the Surau Al-Husna maintains sustainable recycling practices and is a good role model for sustainable recycling programs at the nationwide scale in Malaysia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)598-605
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Material Cycles and Waste Management
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jul 2014

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  • Recycling program
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  • Sustainability
  • Waste recycling

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Assessment of the sustainability level of community waste recycling program in Malaysia. / Tiew, Kian Ghee; Ahmad Basri, Noor Ezlin; Watanabe, Kohei; Abushammala, Mohammed F M; Bin Ibrahim, Mohd Takiyuddin.

In: Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, Vol. 17, No. 3, 08.07.2014, p. 598-605.

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Tiew, Kian Ghee ; Ahmad Basri, Noor Ezlin ; Watanabe, Kohei ; Abushammala, Mohammed F M ; Bin Ibrahim, Mohd Takiyuddin. / Assessment of the sustainability level of community waste recycling program in Malaysia. In: Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management. 2014 ; Vol. 17, No. 3. pp. 598-605.
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