Intention to Practice Reduce, Reuse & Recycle (3R) among Expatriates Working in Malaysia

Muhamed Salim Mohd Ali, Raja Nerina Raja Yusof
2018 International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences  
Malaysia continues to attract expatriates due to its economic conduciveness, hence the increasing number of expatriates do play a role in the recycling targets set by the Government to be achieved by year 2020. Therefore, it is important to understand expatriates behaviour with regards to green practices such as the intention to practice 3R. This study was conducted on 187 expatriates from 25 nationalities, concentrated in the Klang Valley. The results showed that green attitude and green
more » ... ce consequences had positive relationships with the intention to practice 3R among expatriates working in Malaysia. Subjective norms and perceived control behaviour, on the other hand, was found to be insignificant. Results of this study provided further understanding of expatriates' intention to practice 3R and what influence them to do so. Subsequent policy and theoretical implications are discussed in the paper. The concept of 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) for solid waste management (SWM) is not new and has been in Malaysia for a very long time. The 3R model approach is used to manage waste that has been produced as an alternative of directly disposing in landfills. A study done by Moh & Abd Manaf, (2014) found that the 3R concept is necessary as it will help to reduce landfills lifespan in Malaysia, as compared to using incinerators, which is a costly method.
doi:10.6007/ijarbss/v8-i3/3928 fatcat:hwgo4sfobjfmjmovpyj3k7feji