Name of Participant: Dr. Muhamad Azahar Abas
Name of Presenter: Dr. Muhamad Azahar Abas
Email: azahar.a@umk.edu.my
Phone: 0176030229
Address: Faculty of Earth Science, UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA KELANTAN, Other, Malaysia
Job: Lecturer
Participant ID : ET25
Mode of Presenter (Requested): Oral Presenter
Paper Title: Technology Adoption for Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) in Malaysia
Scope/Category: Environmental Technology
Mode of Presenter (Given) : Oral Presenter
Abstract

The concept of sustainable municipal solid waste management is a ground-breaking new concept for resolving the dilemma of rapidly increasing waste generation, with technology adoption at the forefront. As a result, this research aims to look into the challenges of MSWM technology adoption in Malaysia. To learn more about the municipal solid waste management technologies that have been implemented and the challenges they face, a focus group discussion (FGD) and an in-depth interview were conducted. Purposive sampling was used to select respondents from government agencies and private industries in Malaysia directly involved with MSWM. The study's findings show the type of technology Malaysia uses for MSWM based on phases (collection, transportation, segregation, treatment, disposal). Aside from that, the study discovered two (2) significant barriers to adopting technology for MSWM: a lack of provision and a lack of expertise. The article discusses the current technology that has been adopted and the challenges that Malaysia faces. It could provide insight and opportunities in Malaysia's municipal solid waste sector for sustainable municipal solid waste management.

 

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