Unlocking the Barriers of Household Waste Recycling in Seremban, Malaysia


  • Zahari Md Rodzi Mathematical Sciences Studies, College of Computing, Informatics and Media,Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM),Negeri Sembilan Branch, Seremban Campus, 70300 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
  • Zati Aqmar Zaharudin Mathematical Sciences Studies, College of Computing, Informatics and Media,Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM),Negeri Sembilan Branch, Seremban Campus, 70300 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.
  • Saladin Uttunggadewa Pusat Pemodelan Matematika dan Simulasi (P2MS) Institut Teknologi Bandung & Combinatorial Mathematics Research Group, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Gedung Labtek III Lantai 1, Jalan Ganesha no. 10, Bandung 40132, Indonesia




Waste Recycling, Household , Seremban, Dematel


This preliminary study investigates the barriers inhibiting effective household waste recycling in Seremban, Malaysia. Data was gathered from 101 households using a structured Google Form questionnaire over two months. Seven barriers were identified, with limited access to recycling facilities, lack of awareness, and inconvenient collection schedules among the most prominent. Quantitative statistical methods were employed to analyze the data, revealing mean scores and skewness for each barrier. The results of this initial investigation will serve as a foundation for a more comprehensive study employing the Decision-Making Trial and Evaluation Laboratory (DEMATEL) method to analyze complex interrelationships between barriers.


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How to Cite

Md Rodzi, Z., Zaharudin, Z. A., & Uttunggadewa, S. (2023). Unlocking the Barriers of Household Waste Recycling in Seremban, Malaysia. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 8(SI15), 241–247. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v8iSI15.5069