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Asian Journal of Scientific Research
  Year: 2015 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 122-133
DOI: 10.3923/ajsr.2015.122.133
 
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Initiatives and Efforts Towards Greening Malaysian Furniture Industry

H`ng Paik San, Kaljeet Singh Ambra Singh, Ahmad Zairin Ismail, Kiranjeet Kaur Ambra Singh and Pang Suet Kum

Abstract:
Energy generation and consumption contributes to greenhouse gas emission. Manufacturing sector in Malaysia accounts for about 40% of total energy consumption. Total amount of CO2 emissions from manufacturing industries in Malaysia was reported at 53 million metric tons in 2013. For that reason, Malaysia needs to move to a greener economy, which implies meeting development and environmental sustainability. This includes economic aspect and also activities that might cause impact to the environment. Therefore, application of green technology is a must in Malaysia. Malaysian government has been consistent in promoting green technology and practices in various sectors. Malaysia is blessed with rich natural resources and its wood based furniture industry is known to be one of the contributors to the national economy. Malaysian furniture industry is taking initiatives to enhance productivity besides addressing the needs to ‘green’ the manufacturing process. This is an important step to develop its image globally as to promote environmental friendly furniture manufacturing. Malaysian Furniture Promotion Council (MFPC) has identified three main criteria as to characterize Malaysian furniture as environmentally friendly, which includes material from sustainable sources, minimal waste generation and conformance with health and safety standards. Efforts made by Malaysian government recognized green technology as the driver of economic growth that has flourished the furniture manufacturing into global green products, thus enabling the industry to stay competitive with other major world furniture producers.
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How to cite this article:

H`ng Paik San, Kaljeet Singh Ambra Singh, Ahmad Zairin Ismail, Kiranjeet Kaur Ambra Singh and Pang Suet Kum, 2015. Initiatives and Efforts Towards Greening Malaysian Furniture Industry. Asian Journal of Scientific Research, 8: 122-133.

DOI: 10.3923/ajsr.2015.122.133

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajsr.2015.122.133

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