A study on the knowledge, attitudes, awareness status and behaviour concerning solid waste management

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In Malaysia, the government is currently spending up to 40-70% of taxpayer's money annually for solid waste management. Less than 5% of all waste is being recycled, whereas up to 70% can actually be recycled or re used in some way. The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge, attitudes, awareness status and behaviour concerning SWM among first year students (n= 589) using questionnaire survey. Results showed, the students' knowledge, attitudes, awareness status and behaviour concerning SWM were moderate. So attempt to encourage, through education and awareness on managing solid waste in the campus and programs to promote attitude change and sustainable environmental practices must be carry out. © 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd.

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Desa, A., Ba’yah Abd Kadir, N., & Yusooff, F. (2011). A study on the knowledge, attitudes, awareness status and behaviour concerning solid waste management. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 18, pp. 643–648). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.05.095

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