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Green manufacturing industry: Solving of minimization of pollution and waste in Kedah

Tan, Hooi Shan and Salleh, Nurul Azita (2017) Green manufacturing industry: Solving of minimization of pollution and waste in Kedah. In: Symposium on Technology Management & Logistics (STML–Go Green) 2016, 6th - 7th December 2016, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok, Malaysia.

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This study aims to minimize pollution and waste in manufacturing industry.Manufacturing industry benefits in economic growth.However, it contributes the negative impact to environment. Thus, this study focused on identifying the types, factors and solution of industry pollution in manufacturing industry based on the manufacturers’ perspective in Kedah.This study design used qualitative research methods.The respondents are the manufacturers which located in Kedah.The results showed that manufacturing industries have various types of pollution such as noise, water, air, soil, heat and radioactive.Meanwhile, the pollution caused by the lack of stringent policies to control the pollution, unplanned industry growth, using of outdated technologies, inefficient waste disposal, leaching of resources from natural, exhausting and from processes from industries.The results of this study provide the solution which occurred in manufacturing industries such as adopt the 3R’s waste hierarchy, wastewater treatment process, prevention and control of pollution, conserve and protect water, NPI data, control radioactive pollution and improve the industrial exhaust system.As implications, this study raises awareness of manufacturer in reducing the use of hazardous materials during the production process and improve the knowledge of manufacturer and the environment agency on the smart in conserving and preserving the environment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN 978-967-0910-37-6 Organized by: School of Technology Management & Logistics, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: green manufacturing, pollution, type, factor, Kedah
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions: School of Technology Management & Logistics
Depositing User: Mdm. Nurul Azita Salleh
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2017 00:30
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2017 00:30

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