Subang Jaya Residents’ Awareness and Practice of Biomass Waste Management

  • Siti Mazwin Kamaruddin Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
  • Mohd Hafiz Sharif Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya, 47610 Subang Jaya Selangor Malaysia
  • Alamah Misni Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
  • Puziah Ahmad Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Keywords: Biomass Program, Community Involvement

Abstract

Public awareness and active engagement in environmental programmes are associated with a better quality of life (Kamaruddin et.al. 2016; Mohit 2016). This exploratory study highlights the level of awareness and practice of residents in the bio mass initiative of a case study area. Self reported descriptive responses indicate that having awareness and knowledge regarding waste management does not necessarily result in actual sustainable waste practice. This paradox is consistent with other findings of similar studies (Kamaruddin et.al. 2016). Practical steps are identified to encourage residents and help sustain the bio mass initiative programme implemented by a local authority in Selangor, Malaysia.

Keywords: Biomass Program, Community Involvement

eISSN 2398-4279 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. 

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Published
2018-07-20
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