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Volume 266, 2019International Conference on Built Environment and Engineering 2018 - “Enhancing Construction Industry Through IR4.0” (IConBEE2018)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Environmental Sciences and Engineering (ESE)|
|Published online||20 February 2019|
Community Participation and Performance of Waste Segregation Program in Malacca: Towards Sustainable Waste Management
1 Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450, Shah Alam, Malaysia
2 Institute of Business Excellence, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450, Shah Alam, Malaysia
3 Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450, Shah Alam, Malaysia
4 Community Development Division, SWCorp Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia
5 Operational Division, Melaka Green Technology, Melaka, Malaysia
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
This paper reviews the current practice and challenges of community participation on waste segregation program in Jasin Malacca since 2015-2017. The Solid Waste Management and Public Cleansing (Act 672) which came into force on 1st September 2011, is Governments’ effort to provide a systematic, coordinated, effective and efficient solid waste management system in Malaysia including Malacca.. Since then, there has been significance increase on the amount recycle waste collected. However, the community participation on solid waste segregation and recycling program still at low level due to lack of awareness, attitude and exposure on the advantages of recycling in the long term. Thirty preliminary questionnaires were distributed randomly at resident’s housing area in Jasin and analysed through Average Index (AI) method. The result obtained shows the current challenges of the community in performing the waste segregation at source. From the result, further study will be conducted to discover new approach on promoting waste segregation which could provide the basis for success of 3R program in Malacca.
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