Safety Issues in Hazardous Waste Management in Heavy Industries

64 Pages Posted: 16 Mar 2017

Date Written: March 14, 2017

Abstract

This paper will examine the existing hazardous waste management systems of the heavy industries in Sri Lanka and safety issues that are influencing those practices. Further of this paper is to identify existing hazardous waste management facilities in Sri Lanka while evaluating the factors which positively and negatively influence the successful execution of those practices.

Existing literature regarding the factors which influence Hazardous waste management practices will be conducted. Influential factors that have been identified were Environmental law of Sri Lanka, technological factors, corporate policies of the company, public resistance, economical factors, integration between related institutes and informational factors. Environmental law of Sri Lanka will be considered as independent variable and its relationship with the existing hazardous waste management systems will be considered as the dependent variable.

Existing literature regarding the factors which influence Hazardous waste management practices will be conducted. Past literature on this paper area will provide the base for creating relationships between variables for this paper. Influential factors that have been identified were Environmental law of Sri Lanka, technological factors, corporate policies of the company, public resistance, economical factors, integration between related institutes and informational factors. Environmental law of Sri Lanka will be considered as independent variable and its relationship with the existing hazardous waste management systems will be considered as the dependent variable.

Fifty five heavy industries of the North Western Province will formulate the population for this paper out of which a sample of 40 industries will be chosen. Environmental officer from each company will be handed over a questionnaire. Interviews will be conducted in order to gather primary data whereas secondary data will be gathered by the use of government publications and empirical studies done on this research area.

Suggested Citation

Gunawardana, Kennedy, Safety Issues in Hazardous Waste Management in Heavy Industries (March 14, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2932678 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2932678

Kennedy Gunawardana (Contact Author)

University of Sri Jayewardenepura ( email )

Nugegoda
Gandodawila
Gangodawila, Nugegoda 10250
Sri Lanka

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