Environmental policy in Malaysia : biomedical waste, strategies and issues / Abdul Raufu Ambali, Ahmad Naqiyuddin Bakar and Farah Murni Merican

Ambali, Abdul Raufu and Bakar, Ahmad Naqiyuddin and Merican, Farah Murni (2013) Environmental policy in Malaysia : biomedical waste, strategies and issues / Abdul Raufu Ambali, Ahmad Naqiyuddin Bakar and Farah Murni Merican. Journal of Administrative Science, 10 (1). pp. 1-17. ISSN 1675-1302

Abstract

Management of waste is a general acute problem around the globe. Waste management is of great concern as urbanization and economic development increase leading to generation of larger quantity of waste materials. The management of waste materials requires immediate attention of the newly emerging economy country such as Malaysia. To be more specific, biomedical wastes are becoming a topic of one cannot deny the important roles play by biomedical science and its activities on human life and fitness. However, these activities can generate some wastes that pose severe effects on human health and environment at large, especially if there is no proper management policy in place. Although some may argue that waste is generally unavoidable by-product of most human activities but the provision of expanded healthcare facilities today have added substantial quantities of biomedical waste into waste stream with severe environmental and human health consequences. This paper examines the level of biomedical waste in Malaysia. It also addresses the impacts of these biomedical wastes and the strategic measures taken by Malaysian government. Finally, it identifies some potential issues associated with policy measures and put forward some policy recommendations for precautionary measures in the future.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num.
Ambali, Abdul RaufuUNSPECIFIED
Bakar, Ahmad NaqiyuddinUNSPECIFIED
Merican, Farah MurniUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions > Environmental policy and economic development. Sustainable development. Environmental management
Divisions: Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Administrative Science
ISSN: 1675-1302
Volume: 10
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 1-17
Item ID: 8435
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biomedical activities, biomedical waste, Management, Policies, Strategies and Issues
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/8435

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