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Attributes to facilitate e-waste recycling behaviour

Senawi, Nur Hidayah and Low, Sheau Ting (2016) Attributes to facilitate e-waste recycling behaviour. In: Matec Web of Conferences.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/matecconf/20166600058


This study aims to identify the set of attributes to facilitate electronic waste (e-waste) behaviour among the community. E-waste disposal is increasing from year to year in parallel with increasing of global population. The short lifespan of electronics and poor e-waste recycling behaviour is among the main contributors to the steadily increasing of e-waste generated. Current recycling rate among the nation is lacking behind, which is only 10.5%. A questionnaire survey has been conducted among the students in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia to evaluate the current e-waste recycling practice. The results showed that majority of the respondents did not recycle their e-waste on campus. Aggressive efforts is needed to realize the country’s target of 20% recycling rate in year 2020, one of the effective paths is to minimize e-waste generation via active e-waste recycling behaviour among the community. Extensive literatures have been reviewed to classify the attributes to facilitate effective e-waste recycling among the community. Total of five attributes that identified in this study which are Convenience of E- waste Recycling Infrastruture and Services, E-waste Recycling Information, Incentives For E-waste Recycling, Reminder to Recycle E-waste And E-waste Recycling Infrastructure and Services. The set of attributes identified in this study may serve as guideline for the management in designing program to foster e-waste recycling behaviour among the community.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:RADIS System Ref No:PB/2016/06855
Uncontrolled Keywords:electronic waste
Subjects:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
Divisions:Geoinformation and Real Estate
ID Code:66987
Deposited By: Siti Nor Hashidah Zakaria
Deposited On:18 Jul 2017 02:10
Last Modified:18 Jul 2017 02:10

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