3Rs awareness among UiTM Pulau Pinang students / Liza Tajul Aripin

Tajul Aripin, Liza (2005) 3Rs awareness among UiTM Pulau Pinang students / Liza Tajul Aripin. [Student Project] (Unpublished)

Abstract

Municipal solid waste (MSW) is considered one of the major environmental problems
all over the world including Malaysia. Improper management of waste in our country is
viewed as the main problems nowadays. It is because the effect of the unmanaged waste
to the environment is very bad. Besides there are economic problems concerning the
cost of solid waste management including cost of sorting, incineration and landfill.
Another economic problem arises from Leaving MSW without proper management is
loss of resources and energy. However, solving the problem is challenging because of
lack of awareness of the problem. Therefore, the 3Rs (reducing, reusing and recycling)
activity is one of the principles that were recognized as the best step to manage the waste
in easiest way. Organization, individual, as well as students are the person that must
involved in this program. Therefore, this study tries to explore the 3Rs awareness among
the students of University Technology MARA Pulau Pinang in order to increase the
level of awareness among them. The study is done by distribution of questionnaires
among the respondents. It gauges the level of awareness among female students as well
as the level of practice at campus. Besides, total weight of waste (recyclables and food
waste) also determined in order to know the generation of waste at Kolej Baiduri and
also the energy content of it. Overall, level of awareness, understanding and practice
among respondents are high. The generation of waste also high as well as total energy
content of it.
Keywords – Municipal solid waste, solid waste management, reducing, reusing,
recycling sorting, incineration, landfill, awareness, practice, energy content.

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Item Type: Student Project
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Tajul Aripin, Liza
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Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering. Civil engineering > Engineering instruments, meters, etc. Industrial instrumentation
T Technology > TA Engineering. Civil engineering > Engineering machinery, tools, and implements
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pulau Pinang > Permatang Pauh Campus > Faculty of Civil Engineering
Keywords: Municipal solid waste, solid waste management, reducing, reusing, recycling sorting, incineration, landfill, awareness, practice, energy content.
Date: 20 April 2005
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/26364
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