The Development Of Cleaner Production Practices Between Environmental

Arne Wangel, Maketab Mohamed, P. Agamuthu

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    Cleaner technologies (CT) have been introduced into the Malaysian SME-sector primarily by foreign donor supported project interventions. The establishment of the Environmental and Energy Technology Centre at SIRIM was funded by a grant from the Danish Co-operation for Environment and Development (DANCED), Ministry of Environment and Energy. Small and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) were targeted within three sectors: Textile, food and electroplating industries. The paper illustrates the change process from the perspective of electroplating SMEs by reviewing the cleaner production options chosen, presenting figures on the results achieved, and discussing the experiences gained. Reviewing the approach and results of the Centre, as well as the status of cleaner production (CP) in Malaysia, the paper outlines the challenges for national policy making, when moving from promotion by project intervention towards sustainable practices in the SME sector at large. The paper draws upon data collection conducted by the research project ‘A Study on Promotion and Implementation of Cleaner Production Practices in Malaysian Industry - Development of a National Program and Action Plan for Promotion of Cleaner Production’.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationA Clean Environment Towards Sustainable Development: Proceedings of the
    EditorsMalaysian University
    Place of PublicationKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    PublisherMUCED I&UA
    Publication date2003
    Publication statusPublished - 2003
    EventInternational Conference Environmental Management & Technology : A Clean Environment Towards sustainable Development - Malaysian University Consortium for Environment and Development - Industry and Urban Areas, Putrajaya, Malaysia
    Duration: 4 Aug 20036 Aug 2003


    ConferenceInternational Conference Environmental Management & Technology
    LocationMalaysian University Consortium for Environment and Development - Industry and Urban Areas


    • Cleaner technology
    • electro-plating
    • Evironmental management


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