Author(s): H. A. Hamid, A. Hussein & S. L. Chu
The media have a role as information transmitter and educator to the public;
exposing and creating awareness among the public regarding environmental
issues inclusive of waste control and management issues.
This paper reports a
study which examined how waste issues were framed in selected Malaysian
Articles regarding waste issues and management
published in The Sun and New Straits Times from 2003 to 2007 were analysed.
A total of 616 articles on waste issues were identified and subjected to
quantitative and qualitative content analyses to determine the extent and nature
of newspaper coverage.
Informed by framing theory, the study found that the
newspapers’ articles mostly gave suggestion of solutions, defined problem and
Moral evaluations had the least presence.
The study also
concluded that the waste issues in Malaysia are problematic and in dire need of
Malaysian newspapers, content analysis, media framing,
environmental issues, waste issues problems and solutions.
Human beings generate wastes everyday in their lives.
Due to population growth
and the increasing economic activities, more wastes will be generated and in the
long period, if poorly managed, waste will affect our environment, health, and
Grodzińska-Jurczak and Read  stated that it will not be possible to
fully implement the principles of sustainable waste management (particularly
segregation of secondary materials, hazardous wastes, electronics and batteries,
recycling, composting, decrease of municipal solid waste generated) without the
active participation of wider society.
According to Meyers et al.
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/SW100401
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