Handling E-Waste in Malaysia: Management,Policies and Strategies

Nurul Aini, Osman and Norazli, O. and Roslina, M. and Shreeshivadasan, C. (2016) Handling E-Waste in Malaysia: Management,Policies and Strategies. In: 11th International conference on waste management & technology, 21-24 October 2016, Xijiao Hotel Beijing, China.

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One of the concerns of life is the generation of waste. In today’s modern life, the generation of the new type of waste is the waste of electrical and electronic equipment’s or e-waste becoming a crucial problems to solve. E-waste containing both dangerous and valuable materials requiring a special treatment and recycling practices to avoid adverse environmental impacts and harmful impact on human health. Domestic ewaste generation in Malaysia has already climbed dramatically and forecasted to reach over a million tons in 2020. This increasing trend amount of e-waste is due to the high demand on the production of electric and electrical equipment from the Malaysia’s consumers. Various steps been taken by government in order to tackle the ever growing threat of e-waste. This paper presents global and Malaysia e-waste scenario, initiatives and practices in handling an e-waste. Consequently, this paper suggest that e-waste policy development is crucial in Malaysia and requires more customized approach and a strategies environment assessment as part of national policy planning.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: E-waste management, policy and management, globalization, Malaysia
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering and Quantity Surveying
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email masilah.mansor@newinti.edu.my
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2017 05:40
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 05:40
URI: http://eprints.intimal.edu.my/id/eprint/678

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