PERCEPTION OF GOVERNMENT SERVANTS IN SHAH ALAM ON THE UTILIZATION OF FOOD WASTE AS A RESOURCE FOR BIOGAS PRODUCTION IN MALAYSIA
Journal: Journal Clean WAS (JCleanWAS)
Author: Alia Samsudin, Mohd Armi Abu Samah, Mohd Yusuff Ishak
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A survey was done to find out the perception towards the practice of using food waste as a source for biogas in Malaysia. The objectives of the study were to see the perception on this issue and also to analyze the relationship between the knowledge of the respondents regarding food waste and biogas, and their habits in handling food waste with their perception. The respondents for this survey were government servants working in Shah Alam. From the survey, it was found out that they have generally positive perception towards the idea of implementing the utilization of food waste generated daily as a source for the production of biogas. However, it was found out through this study that the respondents have very little knowledge regarding food waste and biogas in general. There are significant positive relationships seen between the knowledge and their habits in handling food waste with the perception of the respondents about this issue. This shows that the public needs to be more educated regarding this issue.