Pengurusan Sisa Elektrik dan Elektronik (E-Sisa) dalam Kalangan Isi Rumah: Kajian Kes Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (E-waste)) Management among Households: Case Study in Federal Territory of Labuan

  • Fionna George Universiti Malaysia Sabah
  • Mohammad Tahir Mapa Universiti Malaysia Sabah
  • Ernita Eva Sunsearry Potirik Universiti Malaysia Sabah
  • Molia Sebi Anak Dinggai Universiti Malaysia Sabah
Keywords: e-waste, households, behaviour, knowledge, sustainable e-waste management

Abstract

This article relates to e-waste management scenarios in the Federal Territory of Labuan where the focus is on the management of e-waste from households. Systematic e-waste management should include e-waste management from industry and household. However, in Malaysia, e-waste management generated from household is not well managed which has a negative impact on the environment and humans. This study has two objectives, namely identifying household behavior and assessing the level of household knowledge about e-waste. This study uses questionnaires as the main instrument given to 100 respondents consisting of households. Descriptive analysis such as frequency and crosstabs were used to analyze the study data to answer the objective of the study. The results show that there are many reasons for the replacement of electronic equipment by respondents. In addition, respondents also prefer to dispose of used electronic equipment along with domestic waste compared to other means such as television (28%), computer (13%), laptop (15%), cellphone (27%), washing machine 25%), oven (17%) and air conditioning (15%) that have been thrown into the trash. The findings also show that e-waste knowledge amongst respondents is still low. Therefore, it is hoped that this study will highlight the e-waste management scenario of households in the Federal Territory of Labuan.

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Author Biographies

Fionna George, Universiti Malaysia Sabah

Program Geografi, Fakulti Kemanusiaan, Seni dan Warisan

Mohammad Tahir Mapa, Universiti Malaysia Sabah

Program Geografi, Fakulti Kemanusiaan, Seni dan Warisan

Ernita Eva Sunsearry Potirik, Universiti Malaysia Sabah

Program Geografi, Fakulti Kemanusiaan, Seni dan Warisan

Molia Sebi Anak Dinggai, Universiti Malaysia Sabah

Program Geografi, Fakulti Kemanusiaan, Seni dan Warisan

Published
2018-10-31
How to Cite
George, F., Mapa, M., Sunsearry Potirik, E., & Dinggai, M. S. (2018). Pengurusan Sisa Elektrik dan Elektronik (E-Sisa) dalam Kalangan Isi Rumah: Kajian Kes Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan. GEOGRAFI, 6(2), 57 - 66. Retrieved from https://ejournal.upsi.edu.my/index.php/GEOG/article/view/2088
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