Industrial solid waste minimization practices by industries in Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park

Elin @ Salinah Empau, (2007) Industrial solid waste minimization practices by industries in Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.


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The State Government, following the establishment of the Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park (KKIP) in an initiative to boost Sabah's industrial sector, a main priority in its development agenda, has introduced the concept, 'Industrial Estate'. Complete with infrastructure and modern facilities, the industrial estate also takes into consideration the aspect of environmental protection, through an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) prepared for KKIP as a guideline on industrial waste management. The EMP focuses on steps to minimize industrial solid waste disposed at the existing waste disposal site. This study is aimed at evaluating KKIP's undertaking in its management of industrial solid waste, namely minimization of industrial solid waste; hindrances in the implementation, as well as recommendations to enhance efficiency while promoting the activity. The methodology on data acquirement is based on three approaches: 1) external study pertaining to minimization of industrial solid waste and industrial development in Sabah; 2) interviews with respective officers from the relevant departments with regard to the study topic; and 3) research on light and medium industries within KKIP. The study revealed that industrial solid waste management activities are being implemented in KKIP albeit at a low level. The setback is generally due to the absence of appropriate facilities. This has prompted a majority of the industries to propose that the government equips KKIP with sufficient and high-tech facilities, for them to adopt the concept without reservations.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: industrial solid waste, high tech facilities, industrial development
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Science and Technology
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2013 03:49
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2017 02:34

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