Title: Study on antecedents of household willingness to engage in e-waste recycling: evidence from Vietnam

Authors: Hong Thi Thu Nguyen; Chun-Hung Lee; Rern-Jay Hung

Addresses: Department of Tropical Agriculture and International Cooperation, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Pingtung, 91201, Taiwan; Faculty of Chemistry, The University of Danang – University of Science and Education, Le Duan Road, Danang, 550000, Vietnam ' Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Ecology and Sustainability, College of Environmental Studies, National Dong Hwa University, Hualien, 97401, Taiwan ' International Bachelor Degree Program in Finance, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Pingtung, 91201, Taiwan

Abstract: To achieve a good rate of e-waste collection and recycling, it is of great importance to ensure the cooperation of end-users. This study aims to seek the determinants that influence household willingness and their favourite collection patterns towards e-waste recycling by using the logistic regression model as an analysis tool. The findings pinpoint that recycling motivations, recycling awareness, and some demographic socio-economic factors positively affect the willingness of recycling involvement. Contrastingly, recycling constraints are proved to have statistically negative effects on household recycling engagement. Regarding the collection methods, door-to-door and curbside pick-up services are the most favoured options amongst households for handing their e-waste to formal collectors, while making drop-off at regional collection centres and drop-off at retailer shops are the least preferred choices, respectively. The newly explored highlights may provide suggestions to policy-making bodies in getting closer to gain a higher e-waste collection target and recycling rate.

Keywords: willingness to engage; e-waste recycling; logistic regression; collection method; recycling motivations; recycling awareness; recycling constraints; sustainable development goals; Vietnam.

DOI: 10.1504/IJENVH.2020.113621

International Journal of Environment and Health, 2020 Vol.10 No.1, pp.1 - 23

Received: 27 Jan 2020
Accepted: 15 Apr 2020

Published online: 06 Mar 2021 *

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