What is it about?
This study shares an innovative approach to transform the existing linear economy into a circular economy through the improvement of waste management system. The greenhouse gases (GHGs) emission reduction potential is evaluated via composting of source-separated organic waste (SOW) in municipal solid waste within University of Malaya (UM) vicinity. The results are intended to increase awareness on the benefits of integrated solid waste management system and the reduction of global warming through waste prevention strategies worldwide. This study could also serve as a guideline for policymakers in enforcing a better waste management system.
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Why is it important?
In response to the issues of solid waste management in campus, the initiation of the Zero Waste Campaign aims to divert and reduce waste generated from going to the landfills. The adaptation of an integrated waste management system includes recycling, waste treatment and waste to energy conversion. Ultimately, this approach intends to contribute to the improvement of resource conservation, protection of environment and human health.
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This page is a summary of: Assessment of GHG Emission Reduction Potential from Source-separated Organic Waste (SOW) Management: Case Study in a Higher Educational Institution in Malaysia, Sains Malaysiana, February 2015, Penerbit Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM Press), DOI: 10.17576/jsm-2015-4402-05.
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