PRELIMINARY SURVEY ON FOOD WASTES DISPOSAL BY RESIDENTS IN GOMBAK AREA

FOOD WASTES DISPOSAL BY RESIDENTS IN GOMBAK AREA

Authors

  • Nik Nurul Hamiza Nik Azman Department of Biotechnology Engineering, Kulliyyah of Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Dzun Noraini Jimat Department of Biotechnology Engineering, Kulliyyah of Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Sarina Sulaiman Department of Biotechnology Engineering, Kulliyyah of Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia

Keywords:

Food waste, disposal survey, Gombak, household size

Abstract

In Malaysia, 8.33 million tons of food waste was generated in 2015, and 70% of the wastes have been sent to landfills daily. Since most food wastes are disposed to landfills, it lead to methane generation resulting in a significant greenhouse emission. Thus, in this study, the food waste survey was conducted focuses on Gombak residents purposely to characterise food waste disposal survey data and study the effect of household size on amount of food waste generated daily using SPSS software. In this study, quantitative research was adopted by using the online survey tool, Google form to collect sufficient data. The SPSS analysis result (size of sample=89) does not support the hypothesis that household size positively impacts the amount of food waste disposed of daily. In this case, limitations such as time constraints leading to low sample size and respondents did not weight their food waste were the main reasons for the failure in rejecting the null hypothesis.

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Published

2021-06-24

How to Cite

Nik Azman, N. N. H., Jimat, D. N., & Sulaiman, S. (2021). PRELIMINARY SURVEY ON FOOD WASTES DISPOSAL BY RESIDENTS IN GOMBAK AREA: FOOD WASTES DISPOSAL BY RESIDENTS IN GOMBAK AREA. Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering Journal (Formally Known As Biological and Natural Resources Engineering Journal), 5(1), 34–44. Retrieved from https://journals.iium.edu.my/bnrej/index.php/bnrej/article/view/55