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Waste Composition and Students' Acceptance of Waste Segregation in West Lake Student Hostel Area,Kampar.

Lee, Jia Yi (2016) Waste Composition and Students' Acceptance of Waste Segregation in West Lake Student Hostel Area,Kampar. Final Year Project, UTAR.

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    Abstract

    Municipal solid waste (MSW) problem is a common environmental issue faced by every country in the world, including Malaysia. Due to rapid population growth and urbanization, waste generation in Malaysia has increased dramatically over these few decades, which eventually brings a lot of negative impacts to the environment. Although it is commonly known that waste segregation is an effective way to minimize solid waste problem, there are low awareness and participation of Malaysians in waste segregation, and this phenomenon also occurs among Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) students. In line with the waste segregation policy under Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Act 2007, a waste segregation programme was organized in West Lake student hostel area, Kampar starting from August 2015, with support from Majlis Daerah Kampar (MDK). The programme performance was then studied. Through this study, we could determine the waste generation and composition in the student hostel area and study the students’ awareness and acceptance of waste segregation. Furthermore, this study could also serve as a mean to educate the students about waste segregation, and examine the effect of waste segregation program on the waste generation and composition and the waste management behavior of students. Within 8 months, the waste generation in the hostel area had reduced from 0.163 kg/capita/day to 0.124 kg/capita/day, reaching recycling rate of about 25%. In addition, the information obtained from this study will also be important for the future development of local MSW management system.

    Item Type: Final Year Project / Dissertation / Thesis (Final Year Project)
    Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Engineering And Green Technology > Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Environmental Engineering
    Depositing User: ML Main Library
    Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2016 14:30
    Last Modified: 16 Aug 2019 18:55
    URI: http://eprints.utar.edu.my/id/eprint/2045

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