Choice of noxious facilities: Case of a solid waste incinerator versus a sanitary landfill in Malaysia

Jamal Othman, Pek Chuen Khee

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Abstract

A choice experiment analysis was conducted to estimate the preference for specific waste disposal technologies in Malaysia. The study found that there were no significant differences between the choice of a sanitary landfill or an incinerator. What matters is whether any disposal technology would lead to obvious social benefits. A waste disposal plan which is well linked or integrated with the community will ensure its acceptance. Local authorities will be challenged to identify solid waste disposal sites that are technically appropriate and also socially desirable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)454-457
Number of pages4
JournalWaste Management and Research
Volume32
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Choice experiment
  • incinerator
  • noxious facilities
  • sanitary landfill
  • social benefits of solid waste disposal technology
  • solid waste disposal in Malaysia

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  • Environmental Engineering
  • Pollution
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Choice of noxious facilities : Case of a solid waste incinerator versus a sanitary landfill in Malaysia. / Othman, Jamal; Chuen Khee, Pek.

In: Waste Management and Research, Vol. 32, No. 5, 2014, p. 454-457.

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