Reducing Waste Disposal from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Campus By 2-Bins Recycling System

  • Kian-ghee Tiew
  • Kohei Watanabe
  • NoorEzlin Ahmad Basri
  • Shahrom Md. Zain
  • Hassan Basri

Abstract

This is a study on the 2- bins recycling system at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) year 2010 to reduce waste disposal at landfills. Fifty sets of 2-bins recycling system were allocated in the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). The number of recyclable items found in the recycling and mixed waste bins served as dependent measurements. Results indicated that the recycling containers successfully recovered recyclable items by 49.5%, but still a high proportion of recyclable items thrown into the mixed waste container which is 50.5% which indicates wrong bins usage. Awareness programs are required to increase rate of participation among students.

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Published
2011-03-01
How to Cite
Tiew, K.- ghee, Watanabe, K., Ahmad Basri, N., Md. Zain, S., & Basri, H. (2011). Reducing Waste Disposal from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Campus By 2-Bins Recycling System. Journal of Civil Engineering, Science and Technology, 2(1), 31-35. https://doi.org/10.33736/jcest.85.2011
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