A review of construction waste management and initiatives in Malaysia

A review of construction waste management and initiatives in Malaysia. Journal of Sustainability Science and Management, 11 (2). pp. 101-114. ISSN 1823-8556 (2016)


Construction industry is one of the important industries that generate wealth and the development of social and economic of the country. The insufficient implementation of waste management practices in the construction projects has led to the unsuccessful result in reducing environmental impacts and illegal dumping. This paper presents a review of existing literature on construction waste management in Malaysia and initiatives that have been implemented in the Malaysian construction industry. The pattern of literature indicates that the existing construction waste management initiatives provided by the Malaysian government are insufficient in terms of the inert landfill to meet the increase in construction waste. In addition, the initiatives implemented are seemingly inefficient due to lack of enforcement and implementation. Thus, it is essential to fill in the gaps by way of more effective initiatives and improvement to the existing practices in order to achieve effective construction waste management.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Construction waste, Construction industry, Waste management
Taxonomy: By Subject > Architecture, Planning & Surveying > Town Planning
By Subject > Architecture, Planning & Surveying > Architecture
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Architecture, Planning & Surveying
Depositing User: Shahidatul Akhmam Rambeli
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2020 07:59
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2020 07:59
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