Volume 6 Number 11 (Nov. 2015)
IJESD 2015 Vol.6(11): 811-817 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2015.V6.704

E-Waste Management Practices of Households in Melaka

Ho Sew Tiep, Tong David Yoon Kin, Elsadig Musa Ahmed, and Lee Chee Teck
Abstract—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.

Index Terms—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: stho@mmu.edu.my).
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.

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  • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print); 2972-3698 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
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  • DOI: 10.18178/IJESD
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