—This study aims to identify current e-waste
management practices by households in Melaka. Data were
collected from a sample of 345 households in Melaka, Malaysia
by means of a self-administered questionnaire survey. Snowball
sampling which is part of the non-probability sampling was
utilized in this research. The results show that the quantities of
electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) in use and the rate of
replacements of even functioning EEE are increasing, which in
turn increase the generation of e-waste. This study also provides
evidence that the level of households’ awareness towards
e-waste recycling is still low. Thus, the time has come for the
introduction of a recycling programme for these potentially
harmful waste materials. The findings of this study also lead to
implications for the theory-deficient of e-waste recycling
literature and several policy recommendations for policy makers
to enhance household e-waste recycling response rate.
—E-Waste management practice, household,
recycling, possession, replacement, disposal.
Ho Sew Tiep is with Faculty of Information Science and Technology,
Multimedia University, Malaysia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Tong David Yoon Kin, Elsadig Musa Ahmed and Lee Chee Teck are with
Faculty of Business, Multimedia University, Malaysia.
Cite:Ho Sew Tiep, Tong David Yoon Kin, Elsadig Musa Ahmed, and Lee Chee Teck, "E-Waste Management Practices of Households in Melaka," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 6, no.11, pp. 811-817, 2015.