Determinants of awareness and disposal habits of households for effective municipal solid waste management Online publication date: Mon, 05-Aug-2019
by Saurabh Srivastava; Divya Singh Jamwal
J. for Global Business Advancement (JGBA), Vol. 12, No. 3, 2019
Abstract: Municipal solid waste management (MSWM) touches upon the various aspects of environment, society and economy, creating interdependencies of the municipal authorities as service providers, and various other stakeholders (households, commercial establishments, hotels etc.) as the service users. This paper is based on an exploratory survey of 804 households for the determination of their awareness level and habits of solid waste disposal. The paper highlights the theoretical paradigm of factors affecting the solid waste disposal behaviour of the household segment with the relevant statistical tools and techniques. The paper derives from the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) and confirms the factors that would support the planning for effective management of solid waste. The findings of the present study support the need for a well-defined comprehensive and participative plan of action for resolving the issue of MSWM that can be implemented with defined objectives and timeline by the concerned municipal bodies.
Online publication date: Mon, 05-Aug-2019
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