Environmental Study on Methods of Handling Construction Waste for Achieving Sustainability in Malaysian Construction Projects

Mohd Nasrun Mohd Nawi, Nur Najihah Osman, Wan Nadzri Osman, Faisal Zulhumadi, Salman Riazi Mehdi Riazi

Ekoloji, 2018, Issue 106, Pages: 1041-1046, Article No: e106213

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Abstract

All stakeholders should participate in striving towards sustainable construction in order to embark upon the environmental impact issues. Construction industry has been recognised as a major contributor of economic growth and sustainability of a country, however, it could have a negative impact for the economy, quality of environment as well as social contexts, if this industry is not managed properly. This research would like to address the issue of the increasing use of natural resources that leads to increasing construction waste. This subject is not only a major issue debated in Malaysia, but it has also become a major issue globally. It occurs due to the lack of awareness of good construction waste management practices among stakeholders. Accordingly, this research paper will discuss the issue of waste management in more detail that including stakeholders’ awareness, future’s impact and also the best practices of waste management in improving the sustainability of construction.

Keywords

waste management, construction industry, sustainability, environmental practice

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