Door-to-door measurement of household waste arisings in selected towns in Malaysia

Kohei Watanabe, Dani Irwan, Noor Ezlin Ahmad Basri

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Abstract

To establish the per capita household waste arisings, door-to-door measurement of discharged waste was carried out. Survey was done in four 2-week phases over a period of 13 months. A questionnaire survey was also carried out to obtain data on household size and other household characteristics as well as the extent of reduce and recycle activities. The results showed that there is a big variance among households on waste arisings, and that household size is an important socio-economic factor in determining per capita waste generation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)781-789
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Material Cycles and Waste Management
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2016

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Keywords

  • Household waste
  • Malaysia
  • Quantity of waste
  • Questionnaire survey

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  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Mechanics of Materials

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Door-to-door measurement of household waste arisings in selected towns in Malaysia. / Watanabe, Kohei; Irwan, Dani; Ahmad Basri, Noor Ezlin.

In: Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, Vol. 18, No. 4, 01.09.2016, p. 781-789.

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