A Study on Hazardous Waste Management in Malaysia Construction Industry



Kong, Jo Anne (2012) A Study on Hazardous Waste Management in Malaysia Construction Industry. Final Year Project (Other), Tunku Abdul Rahman University College.

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Construction waste is growing in world in a year to a year and is fast becoming a serious environmental problem with deadly consequences. It is undeniable that parts of hazardous waste are produced from construction industry and these types of waste cannot be disposed of by common ways like other products of our everyday lives. A hazardous waste is a special type of waste that poses substantial or potential threats to public health or the environment. The aim of this study is to conduct a study on the ways of Malaysia's construction industry to manage hazardous waste. While, the objectives of this study includes to define hazardous waste relate to construction waste; determine sources and causes of hazardous waste in construction industry and lastly to explore the ways in managing hazardous waste in Malaysia's construction industry and apply suitable treatment technologies to improve it. General literature review have been done to gather information on the definition of hazardous waste, source of hazardous wastes, types of hazardous wastes, cause of hazardous wastes generation, ways of disposal hazardous wastes, followed with structure questionnaire distribution as a main tool to gain data to identify of severity of these. A total of 30 responders have completed the questionnaires survey. Data was analyzed using SPSS 17.0 and Microsoft Excel 2007. From the study, most of the construction companies are not recycled but end up in landfills because of convenient and economic. Recycle or reuse method is not greatly practice due to technical limit and expensive among the Malaysian construction industry. Lastly, the study also gives some recommendations that can be used to enhance the hazardous waste management in our local construction industry toward sustainable future.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Subjects: Technology > Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Technology > Building construction
Faculties: School of Technology > Advance Diploma in Technology (Quantity Surveying)
Depositing User: Library Staff
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2019 04:14
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2022 03:50
URI: https://eprints.tarc.edu.my/id/eprint/10125