Hazardous Waste Generation and Collection At Malaysia TVET Institution
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The National University of Malaysia
Publication date: 2019-03-15
Eurasian J Anal Chem 2018;13(6):emEJAC181177
Improper Hazardous Waste (HW) disposal can be harmful to human health and environment. However, it can become a business opportunity with high returns if properly managed. The objective of the research was to determine the HW generation and collection by a TVET Institution namely ITI KL. The samples were collected from 12 sites for 5 years. The results indicated that the quantity of E-Waste (SW110) generation rate rw = 437.37unit/year/division. Whilst, for others of HW code (SW1, SW2, SW3, SW4, SW5) solid waste generated at 2,454.36kg/year/division and volume of liquid substances generated was 5,386.15ml/year/division. The generation trend lines found to be positive relationship with yearly training, students enrollment and extra skills events. The research recommended to implementing HW minimization plan through “cradle to cradle” processes and practice. In addition, to help decrease future threats to human health and environment of safer working and learning conditions for institute, students and staffs.