Environmental Management: An Overview of Environmental Pollution and Hazardous Waste in Malaysia

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The current trend of knowledge management has been transformed into a new phenomenon called Environment Management. By default managing the environment has become an additional responsibility for corporate executives. Population exploitation, deforestation, soil erosion, wild fire, global warming, degradation of ground water quality, ozone depletion, various types of physical environment pollution (such as air, water, and soil), lowering levels of water tables, and ecosystem health hazards are but a few of the many issues to consider. The current environmental and hazardous waste management system in Malaysia depends heavily on corporate initiative and responsibility. A substantial amount of the waste, including toxic and hazardous waste, is being dumped directly into landfills without appropriate management. This waste generates severe secondary pollution from landfill sites, i.e., air pollution, odor, soil contamination, and groundwater contamination. Secondary pollution from landfill site(s) in Asian countries is one of the main causes of the endocrine disruptor that affects human health. Improper environmental management and disposal of these hazardous wastes will have a disastrous effect on the Malaysian environment.

Keywords: Environmental Management
Stream: Environmental Sustainability
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
Paper: Environmental Management

Shanmugam Suberamaniam

Student, DBA Center
Faculty of Management, Multimedia University

Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia

The paper is the original work carried out as part of the thesis work leading to DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) to be submitted to the Multi Media University.

R. Venkatapathy

Associate Dean Faculty of Management, Faculty of Management
Co-ordinator DBA Programme, Multimedia University

Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Specialist in Management,

Ref: S08P0074