Risk Management Framework towards Zero Waste Strategy for Malaysia TVET Institution
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The National University of Malaysia
Publication date: 2019-03-15
Eurasian J Anal Chem 2018;13(6):emEJAC181178
A zero waste (ZW) approach is one of the fastest, cheapest and most effective strategies to conserve and sustain the environment. Litterless or ZW in particular, has become a proven business objective through policies and best practice of waste hierarchy, reduce, reuse, recycle, recover and dispose. Malaysia government has mandated to implementing ZW economy beginning September 1, 2015 under the Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Act 2007 (Act 672). Nevertheless, the ZW principles and enforcements changing over time to suit population and financial. All changes and amendments may impact the people and hinder the ZW implementation. Thus, the objective in this research was to develop a long term risk management framework towards ZW strategy for a public Malaysia TVET Institution using ISO 31000:2018 guidelines under Clause 4 (Principles), Clause 5 (Framework) and Clause 6 (Process). The findings comprises 6 elements, Objectives (scope, context, criteria), Risk Assessment (identification, analysis, evaluation), Risk Treatment, Reporting, Monitoring and Communication. This research recommends developing more resources to promote free-cycle and re-use networks. The ZW efforts and endeavor require further incentives and a comprehensive action plan.