Book transit shelter : a method in developing a zero-waste environment and healthy campus community / Muhammad Naim Mahyuddin ...[et al.]

Muhammad Naim, Mahyuddin and Hafizah, Mohd Latif and Muhammad Redza, Rosman and Noor Sahidah, Samsudin and Rafizah, Mohamed Nordin (2015) Book transit shelter : a method in developing a zero-waste environment and healthy campus community / Muhammad Naim Mahyuddin ...[et al.]. In: Proceedings of Postgraduate Conference on Global Green Issues (Go Green), 7-8 October 2015, Dewan Kuliah Al-Khawarizmi Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Perak.

Abstract

The production of a new book requires raw materials to be extracted from the earth, published, and transported. This process uses enormous amounts of material and energy. One way to save natural resources, protect the environment, and most importantly save money is by reusing items that are utilizable. The Book Transit System is created to minimize the waste of books being thrown away, especially by final semester students of Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak. In addition, it encourages knowledge-sharing within the community. The book transit system is designed so that it can be attached to almost any solid surface and is user-friendly. While the design of this system is flexible and varies, for the purpose of this study, a Book Transit Shelter has been created. An existing shelter in the campus is utilized where a glass box, complete with steel book lift-up handle is attached to the shelter. Students and/or members of the community who walk by can just drop in any size of book in the glass box. As the glass is transparent, other students are able to have a quick look at the donated books. If they are interested, they can simply lift the handle and pick up the book they want for free. This concept is adapted from the zero-waste concept, but enriched with altruism and green environmental principles.

Metadata

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Muhammad Naim, Mahyuddinnaim7917@perak.uitm.edu.my
Hafizah, Mohd LatifUNSPECIFIED
Muhammad Redza, RosmanUNSPECIFIED
Noor Sahidah, SamsudinUNSPECIFIED
Rafizah, Mohamed NordinUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Teaching (Principles and practice) > Study and study environments. Supervised study
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > Environmental protection
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak > Seri Iskandar Campus
Event Title: Proceedings of Postgraduate Conference on Global Green Issues (Go Green)
Event Dates: 7-8 October 2015
Page Range: pp. 22-26
Item ID: 33136
Uncontrolled Keywords: Books, donation, environment, knowledge-sharing, shelter, zero-waste.
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/33136

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