Waste recycling in Malaysia: Problems and prospects

Mohd Nasir Hassan, Rakmi Abdul Rahman, Theng Lee Chong, Zulina Zakaria, Muhamad Awang, M. N. Hassan

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    Recycling of solid wastes should be integrated into the existing and future waste management plans so as to yield the benefits of conservation of natural resources, saving of fossil fuels and prolonging lifespan times of disposal sites. This paper discusses the current status of waste recycling in Malaysia and its future prospects. Although a large amount of Malaysian wastes could be recycled, less than 5% of the total (almost 10,000 t d-1) is actually separated and recycled. There is a good demand for waste plastics, paper and glass, with resale prices of about US$60 t-1, US$44 t-1 and US$32 t-1, respectively. Recovery of only 5% of the available waste plastics, paper and glass is estimated to yield a total of about US$3.4 million y-1. Recommendations to increase recycling are discussed in the paper.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)320-328
    Number of pages9
    JournalWaste Management and Research
    Volume18
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2000

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    Keywords

    • Laws
    • Malaysia
    • Market prices
    • Policy
    • Scavengers
    • Scrap dealers
    • Solid waste recycling

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    Hassan, M. N., Rahman, R. A., Chong, T. L., Zakaria, Z., Awang, M., & Hassan, M. N. (2000). Waste recycling in Malaysia: Problems and prospects. Waste Management and Research, 18(4), 320-328. https://doi.org/10.1034/j.1399-3070.2000.00133.x

    Waste recycling in Malaysia : Problems and prospects. / Hassan, Mohd Nasir; Rahman, Rakmi Abdul; Chong, Theng Lee; Zakaria, Zulina; Awang, Muhamad; Hassan, M. N.

    In: Waste Management and Research, Vol. 18, No. 4, 08.2000, p. 320-328.

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    Hassan, MN, Rahman, RA, Chong, TL, Zakaria, Z, Awang, M & Hassan, MN 2000, 'Waste recycling in Malaysia: Problems and prospects', Waste Management and Research, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 320-328. https://doi.org/10.1034/j.1399-3070.2000.00133.x
    Hassan MN, Rahman RA, Chong TL, Zakaria Z, Awang M, Hassan MN. Waste recycling in Malaysia: Problems and prospects. Waste Management and Research. 2000 Aug;18(4):320-328. https://doi.org/10.1034/j.1399-3070.2000.00133.x
    Hassan, Mohd Nasir ; Rahman, Rakmi Abdul ; Chong, Theng Lee ; Zakaria, Zulina ; Awang, Muhamad ; Hassan, M. N. / Waste recycling in Malaysia : Problems and prospects. In: Waste Management and Research. 2000 ; Vol. 18, No. 4. pp. 320-328.
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