Disaster Waste Management in Malaysia: Significant Issues, Policies & Strategies

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Disaster Waste Management in Malaysia is still at the early stage of its research. Disaster can create large volumes of debris and waste and mismanagement of disaster waste can affect both the response and long term recovery of disaster affected area. The government of Malaysia is taking serious about this issue. This paper is aim to explore the issues, policies and strategies regarding disaster waste management in Malaysia. The objectives were to investigate the extent of disaster waste effects on the environment and to provide a basis from which the needs of waste management could be evaluated in disaster management guidelines. Qualitative method of data collection has been adopted in this study. The respondent are among the local authority and organization that involved in managing wastes. The finding shows that many of the policies regarding waste management in Malaysia has not been well implemented. The purpose of this paper is expected to improve the method of managing disaster waste in Malaysia.




Yusof, N. S., Zawawi, E. M. A., & Ismail, Z. (2016). Disaster Waste Management in Malaysia: Significant Issues, Policies & Strategies. In MATEC Web of Conferences (Vol. 66). EDP Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1051/matecconf/20166600051

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