Solving an international waste management problem

Solving an international waste management problem. [Newspaper] (2020)


Malaysia acknowledges the waste management is one of its biggest challenges. Last year, Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin was quoted as saying that the country generates 38,000 tonnes of waste on a daily basis. Of that amount, only 24% is separated and recycled; 76% goes to the landfill. Landfills emit toxins and greenhouse gases, not to mention leachate (a liquid that forms when water filters through landfill waste and picks up toxins that go into the ground) while waste-to-energy (WTE) incinerators emit low levels of toxic pollutants.

Item Type: Newspaper
Keywords: Waste management, International, Industry
Taxonomy: By Subject > Applied Sciences > Environmental Technology
By Subject > Applied Sciences > Industrial Technology
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Farleen Azrina Zamberi
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2020 03:41
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2020 06:43
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