Socio-Demographic Influencing Behaviour against Solid Waste Minimisation in Shah Alam City, Malaysia


  • Nor Eeda Haji Ali Department of Town and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Seri Iskandar Campus, Perak Branch, 32610, Perak, Malaysia.
  • Ho Chin Siong Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia.
  • Halmi Zainol Department of Town and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Seri Iskandar Campus, Perak Branch, 32610, Perak, Malaysia.
  • Nurain Mohd Talmizi Department of Town and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Seri Iskandar Campus, Perak Branch, 32610, Perak, Malaysia.



Solid waste management, Solid waste minimisation, Socio-demographic, Behaviour.


Waste management is one of the most challenging problems. This study investigates the influence of household attributes on waste minimisation behaviour in Shah Alam City, Malaysia. Through a household survey, 300 respondents were randomly chosen. Findings from the study revealed that respondents behaviour has statistically significant associations with 4 socio-demographic, namely gender [F(298) = 7.33, p = 0.00]; race [F(2, 297) = 3.22, p = 0.04]; marital status [F(2, 297) = 3.51, p = 0.03]; home ownership [F(2, 295) = 7.57, p = 0.00]. The results of this analysis will facilitate the implementation of policies for sustainable solid waste minimisation.

Author Biography

Nor Eeda Haji Ali, Department of Town and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Seri Iskandar Campus, Perak Branch, 32610, Perak, Malaysia.

Department of Town & Regional Planning


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How to Cite

Haji Ali, N. E., Siong, H. C., Zainol, H., & Mohd Talmizi, N. (2017). Socio-Demographic Influencing Behaviour against Solid Waste Minimisation in Shah Alam City, Malaysia. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 2(6), 53–61.



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