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Towards sustainable solid waste management: investigating household participation in solid waste management

Akil, A. M. and Ho, Chin Siong (2014) Towards sustainable solid waste management: investigating household participation in solid waste management. In: 8th international Symposium on digital Earth ( ISDE 2013) on 26 - 29 August 2013, 2013, Borneo Convention Centre, Kuching , Sarawak.

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to assess the readiness of Iskandar Malaysia community to accept solid waste recycling. The research is based on quantitative research design and descriptive survey of the households at Iskandar Malaysia using the stratified sampling method for a sample of 670. The survey was conducted using a structured questionnaire that covered two basic principles; a) recycling knowledge; b) willingness to recycle. Data was analysed using the SPSS to carry out statistical analysis. The finding shows households' knowledge towards the solid waste recycling is good and positive. However, finding also shows that respondents have incomprehensive knowledge on the method of disposal as more than 50% of householders only recycle papers and textiles. Most of the households agreed to participate in the activities of the separation of waste if the facility will be made available at their kerbside. Therefore, it is recommended that government should provide more in-depth knowledge by intensifying the awareness of the households in the recycling programs. In term of urban planning and management, the location of recycling facility can be analysing by using GIS. This is important to understand the catchment area of each neighbourhood or precinct to ensure effective household participation.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:planning and management, questionnaire
Subjects:Q Science
Divisions:Chancellery
ID Code:39315
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:30 Jun 2014 16:14
Last Modified:24 Oct 2017 11:55

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